Le Danube

April 27, 2002

The tables are square, cheap fake light cherry-stained wood, the chairs wooden with matching color. There is a clear glass ashtray on my table. The coffee came with sugar cubes. A Monster Bash pinball game sits behind me to my left; next to it is a numbers bumper game that seems to be much more popular with the locals.

My waiter was a boy of about thirteen years of age. On either side of me are mirrors, and out of the corner of my eye I see myself looking out of the corner of my eye. In front of me is the Place Rhin et Danube with a statue of a harvest woman in the middle of the roundabout; she is walking among real, orange flowers. The sky is cloudy with bits of blue interspersed with the puffy white.

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Le Danube

Metro: Danube

 

Price of an expresso: 1.45 euros

Sugar: packet of sugar cubes

 

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