søndag 4. november 2012

Le Cafe de L'Enfer

This quirky building, "the Hell Cafe," was situated in Pigalle, the red light district of Paris, and National Geographic believes it might have been the world's first themed cafe. It operated from the end of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century. I haven't been able to track down more excact details on years of operation and such on this elusive establishment. The waiters were dressed like devils, and when you entered to be seated the doorman screamed damnation at you. Today nothing but old postcards remain, which is a bit sad because I would've gone there to eat in a heartbeat.

Luckily salvation wasn't far away as Le Ciel ("Heaven") was just next door.

The interior looks a bit cramped if you ask me.

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