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There's this great bar a few blocks from our old apartment in the Marais. It's a Scottish Pub, and given that I'm married to a Scotch addict, it's a place we know well. While I am not a Scotch drinker, I do enjoy the exterior chalk drawings. The handwriting is incredible, and the letters are so whispy and close together that I find it hard to believe that it was written by hand. The cartoons are indicative of the sense of humor of the staff and it's a fun place to have a drink. The Auld Alliance 80 Rue François Miron, Paris


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sonia

I've been there with my hubby. It's in the Quartin Saint Paul, right ? And Petit Pan shop is almost facing the pub, in the same street. Such a great area in Paris, that's true !

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by caroline duke

love that penmanship!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Terriaw

I love the penmanship on those chalkboards! Chalk can be hard to write with so these images are quite impressive. Sounds like a fun place to stop in for a drink.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by life and the memoirs

Ohhh! To be in Paris. I'm really enjoying your posts, thank you! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Cat Sitter in the City

The handwriting is fantastic. I was always so proud of my penmanship when I was a kid, but I have gotten sloppy as I get older!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Tory - Hip Paris

So funny! My good friend Simone bartends there. I've spent many a Monday trivia night at the Auld Alliance.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Rachel Elizabeth

I love the handwriting. Beautiful and quirky.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Phoenix

I am so incredibly jealous now. I mean, I was jealous before, but… I absolutely adore Scottish pubs. It's one thing I miss about Europe and Britain so much – pubs. There's a few Irish pubs around LA to go to, not too many Scottish ones, though, and I'm Scottish so it's sort of a matter of principle :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

I know, Jen! That is just wrong. I can't imagine a classroom without a chalkboard. It feels so corporate.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jen jafarzadeh

these are fantastic! gosh, I really love any form of chalkboard. I can't believe schools know use wipe boards, how sad.

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