Saturday, 11 July 2009

Things in Unusual Places #3: Pink Umbrellas

Every time we drove through East Rudham village we couldn't miss the bright pink umbrellas outside Brownies tearooms and kitchen/garden shop. They looked like they'd be more at home at a beachside bar in Mallorca* than in a tiny sleepy village in Norfolk. However, we did look out for them every time we passed by!

*= I'm not being snobby about it, just truthful as it's exactly the kind of thing I see when I go out there on my research trips, particularly at my friend's bar in Muro ;)

12 comments:

  1. The gimmick works though?

    I think maybe we should collaborate on a research project? What you reckon?

    Ryan

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  2. I think we must be following each other around VP -I was rather taken by them too when I spotted them last month. Perhaps we are both just attracted to very pink things!?

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  3. the color certainly attracts the eye! some years back, when i would give directions to the place i worked, all i had to say was 'turn down the road where the pink house is at the corner'. that house was as pink as those umbrellas so everyone knew it.

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  4. Ties into the pink chalkboard sign....refreshing and fun

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  5. What a clever advertising campaign.

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  6. Well they clearly caught your eye was the tea nice too or were they not that eye catching enough?

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  7. it makes for an interesting photo and I would feel inclined to stop in for some tea!

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  8. There was a large pink pub at a junction near our place which was a bit of a landmark. (Had to be careful with directions as it was called The Organ). It was then painted grey, and I think business must have dropped off as within about a year it was repainted and is now a tasteful lemon. Someone somewhere must be an expert in use of colour for marketing...

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  9. Ryan - it would be lovely to collaborate, but one of the aims of my research is to ensure it gets handed over so that local scientists are taking responsibility for it.

    RO - what an amazing coincidence! You weren't in London on Sunday by any chance?

    Juliet - the warning was there in the title - especially for you ;)

    Petoskystone - good point. Here a lot of the navigation's via prominent pubs

    CIMS - and the rest of the pink decor ;)

    PG - yes it is - you can't miss them!

    Joanne - no, we didn't sample their fare. There were lots of squeals coming out of the shop when I was taking the photo. I think they may have spotted me!

    Neva - welcome back! I think we might another time

    SG - that's an interesting point. I don't suppose a shade in keeping with their name (Brownies) would be as effective

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  10. I love the idea of pink umbrellas (I am a rose person) and the idea of having a lovely tea under one. I hope you did have a lovely tea.

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  11. Commonweeder - they seem to be pretty popular judging by the search hits I'm getting for a similar picture on my photography blog :) Perhaps I'll get a nice free cup of tea the next time?

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