And Skulls, Of Course


It’s not an anatomy model, it’s a bedside table lamp. Another bizarre Parisienne shop. I’m now poking about in an ancient catering store that appears to be about two centuries old, and trying to figure out what various kitchen gadgets are for. In the dim and dusty basement I found pots big enough to boil a child in.

Sadly we have virtually no stores left like this in London, having sold the soul of our city to chains all selling exactly the same thing.

6 comments on “And Skulls, Of Course”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    With memories of the Nazi era in my mind that light is particularly distasteful.

  2. Diogenes says:

    I had a human skull stolen a few years ago (I’m a doctor so don’t be worried). Now I know where it ended up!

  3. Sparro says:

    an intriguing object, but I’d rather see photos of the various kitchen gadgets within which you were rooting. I bet they had a version of that marvellous tool for skinning garlic-cloves…

  4. Alan says:

    Am getting a little worried – hope our Admin does not plan on writing books…

  5. There is a programme on television right now that I’ve caught a few times when I couldn’t sleep. It’s called Oddities (I think), and it’s about a shop in NYC that sells stuff like that. Or electric chairs, model skeletons, straight jackets, petrified hands, etc.

    Needless to say, did not help with the unable to sleep issue.

  6. Helen Martin says:

    Well, a word to the wise, as they say. Another program to stay well away from.

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