Day 277: Something Beautiful—Les Deux Magots

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Catching up. By my numbers, this post should bring me up-to-date with my dailies. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAApologies to those who have missed them. The uncertainties of travel and coming back to a government shutdown have interrupted the best of intentions.

Back to September 10, a Tuesday in Paris. On the Rue Bonaparte, we stopped for a double espresso and capucino at Les Deux Magots. Too la-de-dah for the locals, it was once the gathering place of poets and writers. Today it draws people like me who look and see the ultimate Paris cafe experience. Looking at the boulevard and St. Germain des Pres, the waitstaff is not impressed but the coffee is fine. Two stewardesses on vacation sat next to us.

Everything was lovely—the tuxedoed uniforms, cafe tables, cups, and view. Artistic and civilized. Something for the local coffee stop to aspire to…les_deux_magots_cafe

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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