So I went and enjoyed the quintessential Chicago Pizza and was struck by the blending of ages in the restaurant. I don't know what the kitchen looked like but I'd like to imagine there are the original old ovens which have baked a billion and one delectable gastronomic delights.
The bar itself, the wall decor and accouterments haven't changed in the 20 years since I first began frequenting the establishment.
However, what I did see in the facilities was an interesting amalgamation of time periods. The floor and wall tiling were very old possibly original, while the toilet and sink apparatuses had the look of late-60's, early 70's and then came the item which stood out in stark contrast. Recently affixed to the wall was a Dyson Airblade.
It's quite neat and does an excellent job at drying hands but, more than that I often enjoy seeing structures in flux and it reminded me of my trip to Paris (and subsequent European trips) and the 1000+ years of a city in constant use and therefore ever changing whilst the old stands alongside the new.
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