Tuesday, January 5, 2021


A walk downtown over the New Year holidays revealed this small square which has been tidied up quite a bit since I last saw it. Ditto for the splended building behind it.

There's a rooster on top of the fountain and a cafe nearby, the Red Rooster, which was a cult cafe in the 50s,  60s and 70s. I say 'was' because for a while it was closed, awaiting renovation. It's been renovated too modern for my taste, but hey, that's the way of the world I guess.

I couldn't find out why it is called the Red Rooster....  


 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...