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Just a little something to keep you occupied while you are waiting

December 22, 2009


Bon appetit!

The sign reminded me of an expression “duck” that I picked up years ago in Robert Venturi’s book Learning from Las Vegas. Although Venturi speaks about buildings, not signs, though I think he would not oppose my usage. The “duck” is a building in which the whole form and its function are tied together – i.e. hamburger stand shaped like a hamburger.

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  1. December 22, 2009 6:03 am

    As soon as I saw your image I was instantly reminded of the Indonesian word for “sun”. It’s, “mata hari” (yep, that’s the name of the female Dutch spy in the First World War).

    “Mata hari”, literally translates as, “eye of the day”. The egg in the pan looks like the sun and the orange wall looks like a sky at sunset.

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