“Surrealist Hotel” : Lyon, France, 23rd August 2011
I didn’t actually stay in this place located right in the heart of Lyon, but I almost wish I had. I’ve absolutely no idea what possessed the owner to suddenly decide to stick a load of chairs in random locations all over the front. Or, rather, the reason it was done is obvious – it draws your attention immediately – but what I’d like to know is what led to this particularly eccentric form of publicity in a business not known for its sense of humour.
Nevertheless, it’s great fun, and fits in with one or two other amusing examples of what we might term ‘street art’ that are dotted about this often disregarded, but very interested French city.
Check out the larger version of this photo which is available here.