This is the Winner of Independent Café of the year UK 2010 awarded by the Café Society. A micro-roastery. Good coffee, by the way, something you don’t get in London very often. I am not advertising the shop, though the option of “taking my espresso nude” can be mildly entertaining. I am celebrating the style of people who, when choosing a place to have coffees, take the colour of their car into consideration.
This photo reminds me of a monastery in Crete (some chains of associations are amazing, aren’t they?). The monastery requires women to wear long skirts and to cover their shoulders. Few ladies on vacation dress like this, so a nun by the entrance shows them to a huge chest with hundreds of scarves that can be used both ways. Tourists pick one or two scarves, get wrapped in them and rush inside. Not French ladies. They choose, select, and exchange scarves checking whether their colour fits their shoes, t-shirts and shades.
Is it style or a bit too much attention to style?
It looks nice, but if this photograph were a painting, I’d say the artist was too obvious about his intention to draw attention and please the public (not to mention that I would be very suspicious of the artist for introducing my wife between the car and the shop).