Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Graffiti

One of the best things about holidaying with older teenagers is that you get to see things that you would have otherwise missed. Strolling down the Champs Elysee, the kids noticed a mega Addidas shop - not somewhere you would ever find me under normal conditions. However, this being Paris, the shop was quite spectacular. They were expecting Lionel Messi - who I am assured is "the next best thing" when it comes to football - competition for Christian Ronaldo by all accounts (means nothing to me!). The media production that was happening in the store because of the visit was amazing to watch, camera men riding up and down the escalators shooting things at crazy angles etc. Whilst the kids went in search of essential items to spend my money on (the worst thing about holidaying with older teenagers!!!) I had a good look at the "props" around the store and fell in love with these graffiti chairs.






They would look so cool in our "multi media" room (spare bedroom that houses the Playstation, books, DVDs etc aka the "Playroom").

This other piece of Graffiti artwork was covering up building work and had been commissioned by Disney to promote their Halloween spectacular. I would have walked straight passed it had it not been for the dancing queen.
By the way Rosie - forgot to tell you that the Carousel in Amelie can still be found at the bottom of the steps near the Sacre Couer.

12 comments:

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh! I must go to Paris to see the Amelie Carousel.... such a great film!
Dear Lovely Diane, my PIF parcel has arrived and I a OVERJOYED with my goodies - THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH INDEED!
I have sent you an email on the topic...
And this graffiti is great! I love it! Twenty odd years ago I visited Geneva to stay with a college pal for a week. The place was so pristinely clean and clinical. Anyway, in a corner of the old town I spotted the only piece of graffiti I could find in the entire of Geneva, it read "Punk Not Died" !!! Yes that exactly - 'died' not 'dead' - I took a photo of it for posterity.....
Talking of which, Elvis is NOT Dead, I heard him on the radio.....
Thank you again!
Denise x

Julia said...

Very cool indeed!!

I imagine I am just as well informed on the subject of football as you are!!!!:0)

Rosie said...

Thanks, Diane and also for giving me the proper word for it - I knew when I said Merry-go-round that it didn't sound quite right - anyway good to know it is still there:) The chairs are amazing - well spotted:)

p.s. You are right, the Bridgewater seconds are still quite expensive - well they are for my budget anyway!

Michela said...

Coooooooooooool!!!! xxx

Joanne said...

AMAZING!

JuliaB said...

Oh I Love those chairs too!! What a fantastic idea!! xx

Sue said...

But Diane, the Big Question is: Did you see Lionel Messi????

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I love it when you discover unexpected delights in a foreign city. It seems so lovely to be surprised and wowed by something. Looks like your trip was really COOL!

Sarah x

Lynne said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for stopping by. When I said you were fun, I think it came to mind after reading the 'brushing your teeth with Immac and going into the mens loo post! And yes, I may have meant 'mad', but I don't know you well enough to call you mad.
I love your ideas on Halloween. I must pass them on to my daughter. We don't get trick or treaters here.
Great graffiti.

Menopausal musing said...

How I would have loved to have seen those chairs!!!!!!!!! I adore grafitti.

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Diane, I’ll keep an eye out for my parcel – there is no way I’ll be disappointed! I have been flat out like a lizard drinking (just another Aussie-ism to add to you repertoire) over the last few weeks and have been amiss in replying to everyone, so sorry it took me so long. I love the chairs. I bet if you bought an old chair from an op shop and asked around the local skate bowl (where skaters/rollerbladers/scooterers hang out in Australia) you could probably find a local kid who would be more than happy to knock one up for you at a fraction of the cost. Your trip to Paris sounds fabulous you lucky duck :)

Julia said...

That is awesome!! Well spotted, and would love one of those chairs myself, they look darn comfy!!

J x

(will keep nudging you about the fair as requested! heehee)