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All in a Day's Job

 

Can you image working there?

(La Caponnière Wijn & Proeflokaal, Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

 

 

All in a Day's Job

 

Can you image working there?

(La Caponnière Wijn & Proeflokaal, Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

 

 

comments (39)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 24 Feb 2014, 03:05
What a fascinating place this is, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It just opened this past October, Ray, and is a place we'll take all our guests, just a 10-minute walk away. It's a FABULOUS place.
I could work there if that large barrel coming through the wall on the left was full of fine old whisky Ginnie...
you should have cloned out her sneakers... with your treatment one would think that this shot had been taken 80 years ago....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: The place indeed does look old, Peter, even though it just opened this past October. It's inside a bomb-proof artillery position in Gorinchem's fortress wall from 1893, just a 10-minute walk from our apartment. It never even occurred to me to clone out her sneakers, but, yes, I could have done it. HA!
fitting treatment here. love the light and all the renderings on the carpet, bricks etc
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. It's one of those places you want to absorb while there as long as possible. Very cozy.
Another beauty! Love!
Ginnie Hart: The next time you come, Robin, we'll take you there, just a 10-minute walk from our apartment! It just opened this past October....
Interesting place, Ginnie! I think your treatment suits it well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth. It's just a 10-minute walk from our apartment and is a place we'll take you and Frank if ever you get this far one day. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2014, 06:41
A great shot and love the treatment. I have not enough knowledge about port and wines, I might have to taste each time before I serve up.....and I don't know if it is allowed to be intoxicated on the job.
It will be fun to take our guest here, they will love it smile
Ginnie Hart: What a treasure in our city now, since this past October. I think they will really do well there. I hope so. Maybe we'll have to go back again before we get any guests? grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2014, 06:57
a wonderful, warm, very gezellige atmosphere - I could enjoy there some hours - but, sorry, no working here -I know the building well, and there are hardly windows to get some fresh air?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, you know this place. But the front door is very large. I would guess they leave it wide open whenever possible! Even in the winter-time the doors were open with only a draft-curtain covering it. The tiny windows from the inside add to the ambiance. But I know what you mean....
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 06:57
A place full of atmosphere Ginnie, its shape suggests a cellar
Ginnie Hart: There actually is a floor underneath this one, Chris, so, yes, it all has a cellar feel to it because of being inside a military bunker. The next time you come we will take you there. You'll love it.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:01
Love to how do I apply
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure I can put your name in the hat, Adrian! smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:19
Looks like a fascinating, inviting venue, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: We'll take you there when you come, Lisl...for sure! smile
I'd rather be a customer Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Bill. Whenever you and Ange come back, we'll take you there. It wasn't open yet when you were here.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:15
A very beautiful place which invites to settle down and to taste a good wine. Very attractive processing.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Marie. It's very cozy! We'll take you there, if ever you come to visit us here. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:33
Oui je peux l'imagner
JP
Ginnie Hart: It's a delightful place, JP. Merci.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:38
I guess, that's yours cellar! ;-) Lovely place!! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Don't I wish, HF! grin Thanks.
his seems to be a wonderful place to drink, excellent picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Roland. Very cozy and friendly! Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:46
i looks LOVELY, i can imagine LIVING there lol... work? don't care for it much smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'd rather be a customer, too, Elaine, but the owner, Steffie, is clearly having fun.
I love the unique way it is set up with wine barrel tables and stools. The rugs make it cozy. It would be fun working there.
Ginnie Hart: If you have to work, I can definitely think of worse places to be, Mary!!! smile
A beautiful atmospheric shot Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Martin. You'd love this place! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2014, 09:38
Ah... a rather Happy Anniversary to you and Astrid; sorry I missed the day itself sad It looks a lovely place to work because the visitors but I would rather visit; loved the fire. I enjoyed your blog.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Alan, for taking a look at my blog. Now you know why I'm here on SC only 3 days/week! smile
  • carreksmum
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2014, 09:52
That is great, Ginnie. You have given it real atmosphere.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pauline. You'd love the place.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2014, 10:06
I look forward to being here fabulous treatment
Ginnie Hart: One day, for sure, Aussie!!!
What a great looking place, if it's only 10 minutes then it almost your local, as we say over here.
Ginnie Hart: It just opened this past October, Brian, so it's our new best place to take our guests...just a wee walk away! smile
These carpets look just like the one in the Glass Museum you showed us a while ago?! wink
Ginnie Hart: You have a good memory, LC...and I thought exactly the same. smile
What a great idea this was, Ginnie. It must have taken someone with vision to think of doing this. Love how your signature treatment makes it look so cozy & inviting. I'm sure your visitors would enjoy coming here.
Ginnie Hart: I'm very sure the new owner will have much success with this place, Beverly. I know WE will give her business everytime we have guests!!! smile
Quite Antic isn't it! love the colours here Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It's a fabulous place, Ronky. Thanks.
I think I could tolerate it, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Me, too, Tom...especially as a part-time job. smile
  • Pat
  • France
  • 24 Feb 2014, 13:38
An atmosphere that I love! side traditional tavern,
here at Lille, there are some cellars in this nice style! there is always the world! good week
Ginnie Hart: Don't we love to see such a place, Pat!!! smile Thanks.
I would only work there if I could take pictures...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! And maybe get a free glass of port every so often!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 16:15
I know coffee tint is your style Ginnnie but I would love to see this in straight black and white
Ginnie Hart: That is definitely an idea, Richard. I wonder if it would look as warm and cozy?
What a great place ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Shane. Thank you.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 24 Feb 2014, 18:08
You could not jump around in a temper when things go wrong Ginnie and it must be cold because the lady is wearing a coat.
Ginnie Hart: You would not want to jump around in there, for sure, Chad. But it was warm enough to take off your coat. In fact, we did.
Super photo,Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frank.
What a fascinating image Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. It's a very fascinating place!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Feb 2014, 21:20
Well, if the work is about tasting wine, I definitely can manage working there smile

I can recognise the place as an underground wine cellar style (whether it is actually underground or not). What it would look like as cellar, you must in your mind's eye strip all the furniture out. Originally there would have been more storage room for bottles like on the left. Many of these places had bare floors. In the middle would be a long table with seating on the long sides. Lighting in the olden days would only be a few candles on the table. The owner would receive guests around the table and they would proceed tasting wine, eating cheese and bread. In Germany they would have added some of their famous sausages to the fare.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Louis, my next image is in the cellar of this military bunker, so you're not far off. We have a citadel wall around our city center here in Gorinchem, and this bunker is part of that wall. Fun.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2014, 22:11
It is a delightful place. I like the wine rack ;-)
Ginnie Hart: You'd like everything about this place, Cherry. smile Thanks.
I would be afraid of tripping and destroying the entire establishment.
Ginnie Hart: Well, you could have problems if you get claustrophobic, Michael, for sure!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 25 Feb 2014, 07:25
Nice cafe! Is a cafe, non?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Oscar. It's a wine-tasting place in a military bunker along our citadel wall. Very charming.
Looks like a nice place to sit and eat, but no, I don't think I could work there, it has a sort of creepy feel.
Ginnie Hart: If you have claustrophobia, Sheila, you wouldn't want to work there, but creepy? It never once entered our minds. In fact, it was anyhting but!
I find with pleasure this particular atmosphere and the magnificent colors of your images... I send you some snow Ginny 5 meters to mountain here. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Mathilde. I would LOVE to have some of your snow!!!

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