I photographed this Chinese restaurant near Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris, because its exterior reminded me of the cinnabar I bought in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Exterior decoration of the restaurant, with a bicycle reflected in the plate glass.
Hand-knotted cinnabar beads and bracelets and silk from Chinatown, San Francisco and from the Victoria & Albert Museum shop, London. I may wear the bracelets on occasion, but red is not my colour, much as I love it. So the cinnabar beads and tasseled necklace are part of a tableau featuring Chinese antique objects d' art. Does anyone remember the Estee Lauder fragrance "Cinnabar," which was heavy on spice notes and seemed very exotic?
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