Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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This was a fantastic building from the 50s housing a nice restaurant. Although its circular shape has been kept, it is now an uncharacteristic structure where fast food is for sale!

25 comments:

Olivier said...

dommage que cet ancien restaurant (architecture originale) soit devenu un fast-food ;o(
pity that this old restaurant (architecture) has become a fast-food ;o(

nanak said...

yeah, fantastic building :-)

Babzy said...

fast food ...love the way you illustrate showing the little yellow sign ;)

Tanya said...

That is the nicest McD's I've ever seen and I agree with Olivier. I wish they would have used it for something better.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

it is always shocking to me when the golden arches shows up in the strangest locations and buildings. It certainly does not fit a McDonald's location. I was so glad that the merchants in the Zocalo in Oaxaca banded together and prohibited McDonald's from opening on the Zocalo. They wanted to keep the quaint nature of the Zocalo as is. They forced McDonald's to open one street over.

Marie-Noyale said...

My eye changed , I used not to pay attention to the architecture of the 50's now I enjoy it.
A very discreeeeet M!!

Sharon said...

I agree with Olivier. Such a unique building should be the home for a unique culinary experience.

willow said...

I can't believe those are the Mickey Dee arches on top! What a shame. But it does look kind of cool, anyway. Wonderful shot, JM!

Lois said...

Great shot! I too cannot believe they couldn't find a better occupant for that building.

Hilda said...

Ah, I see what you mean. Nope, not nice at all. Though the building definitely is.

Although honestly, I don't think our many international franchise restaurants are good either, and I don't mean the food. Long discussion, never mind.

Virginia said...

That's a chic McDonalds but I think it's a shame it's housed in this nice retro building. I fear one day every building will be sporting the yellow M. Except the Champs Elysees McD's. It's white! HA

Marc said...

I guess this is a sign of the advancement of modern culture. You don't sound too happy about it, at least that's good to hear.

Boise Diva said...

Apologies from the U.S. McDonald's is our fault, although some give it credit.

Jarart said...

The most unique McDonald's I have ever seen. Great architecture.

Jim said...

I guess its better than tearing the building down and building a cookie cutter fast food joint.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Those tell-tale golden arches peeking above the grand circular roof: just priceless.
Jjjjjj

Peter said...

It's a pity that there are a bit too many of the M's around. A McDonald here and there, why not, but not that many and not at the nicest places, please! (You find it also on the Champs Elysées, but the M is white - the yellow colour is not allowed!)

gogouci said...

Cool looking architecture except the golden arches. Kind of sticks out there like a wart. Neat picture nonetheless.

Frankie / Nick said...

Good Old McDonald's doesn't miss a beat, lol. A very attractive building. Thank you for dropping by our blog. One of two things will happen to the trees, A: They might be stacked and burned or B: they might be hauled away and chipped into mulch. Hopefully the last option will be the method of choice.

magiceye said...

looks more like a theatrical place

tr3nta said...

luxury macd.... :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

This made me smile. I live in one of those cities which is fighting the advance of fast food outlets. We have just one McDonalds. I do however think they have done a great job of fitting into heritage buildings with sensitivity in a number of places.

magicpolaroid said...

great structure & architecure! like modern lines!
ciao, Luis

Z said...

A bit of a shame, as many of your readers say. Until now, the best integrated McD's I had seen was in Freeport in Maine. Link to a photo of it (not mine).

humanobserver said...

Wow what a lovely view... But why only a single image ?