Thursday, 15 November 2012

Au Bon Pain Nyc

Au Bon Pain Nyc

The brilliance of this design may not be obvious. Let me describe it. I am standing outside the store (Au Bon Pain, for those who must know). From the outside you can see the pastries, and their little nametags, and their prices. But you can't choose anything, so if you can't make up your mind you can stand there and gape without blocking the way of somebody who is ready to choose something. Or without being blocked by some simpleton who must stand in front of the case blocking the view for everybody else.
Even better, you can see whether you want to haul your pile of luggage into the store to get a pastry at all. The window case makes a million kinds of sense in a high-traffic, high obstruction environment like an airport. Now they just need to put one at the pre-made sandwich counter at the lunch place near my office.
From Ithaca, we went on to Minneapolis (via a bumped partway through our three-leg trip, so we spent much of the day in Philadelphia airport drinking wine at Vino Volo). From Minneapolis there was nothing to do but drive three hours up to New York Mills, MN, to see family. 

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc


Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

 Au Bon Pain Nyc

Au Bon Pain Nyc

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