Le café-roulette

Captured by the camera on what was probably an extraordinarily quiet morning of 1911, the terrace of this café displayed an arrangement of chairs and prices suggestive of a flattened roulette table. It’s as if this moment of strange stillness more than 100 years ago was gambling its own preservation… and it won.

The source for the original photograph: Gallica – BNF http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6915181g.r=au+caf%C3%A9+du+roi+1911.langEN

 

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