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    #61
    Further to my photo of the Edinburgh Starbucks at the corner of Hunter Square and the High Street, (last but one photo in # 27) here is an interior bonus photo! The ground floor interior actually has hardly any seating – just one table – and one takes one’s drink upstairs to the L-shaped room on the first floor.

    Here I took refuge early on May Day morning to dry out and warm up after my ascent of Arthur’s Seat and the subsequent heavy rain. I sat near the corner, and took this view looking along the Hunters Square side. As an accompaniment to the coffee, I highly recommend the warm pain au chocolat!

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      #62
      Ooohh, Seagull, this Starbucks is the PRETTIEST ever!!!

      I wouldn't mind having my HOUSE look like this!!! Love it.

      Shall we plan on seeing if there are any Starbucks in Rome?????

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        #63
        Originally posted by ehp View Post
        ......Shall we plan on seeing if there are any Starbucks in Rome?????
        Heeeey, you two..... what about ME??
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #64
          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          Heeeey, you two..... what about ME??
          Get yourself on a plane to Rome May 31 through June 2 or 3!!!!!!

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            #65
            Calm down pakarang and answer the question: “What do Norway and Italy have in common?”
            I think you can see where this is going, but if not here’s something to read.

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              #66
              Looks like Starbucks is branching out into Europe....

              but not Norway.

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                #67
                Aside from BUTAN, where can you find a country which is free of Starbucks, KFC and those "Scottish restaurants of fine dining" known as McDonald's? (and they don't even serve Haggis)

                I think Norway qualify, except for McDonald's, but are there any other countries that has escaped this invasion of Americana???

                Singapore definitely does not qualify, as there are literally hundreds of them here, together with Subway, Pizzahut, Silver Long Johns and maybe a dozen other American "Fast Food" implants.

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by ehp View Post
                  Looks like Starbucks is branching out into Europe....

                  but not Norway.
                  Bets anyone – will Norway or Italy succumb first?

                  But what’s the date of that abc news article? It says LONDON April 30, but this year or when????
                  It’s just that on page 2 it says “Just three years ago, the first Starbucks was opened at Britain's Manchester Airport. There are now 200 stores in this country alone, with plans for an additional 140 outlets to open in the next two years.”
                  I thought Starbucks had been around in the UK for ages longer than that, which makes me question the age of the article. If it’s from a while back, then it’s interesting to note that the hoped for invasion of Italy didn’t materialise. Which would indeed correlate with the tone of the previous post's #65 link which is dated January 2007.

                  Originally posted by ehp View Post
                  Get yourself on a plane to Rome May 31 through June 2 or 3!!!!!!
                  Of course we'd love you to do that even without the Starbucks incentive pakarang . . . . but according to my calculations you’ll be in the middle of a work fortnight

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                    #69
                    Well, if Jan-Olav were to show up in Rome, it would be such a shock to my system that I'd have a heart attack or something....and he'd NEVER want to be the cause of that...he's too polite!!!!

                    I mean HONESTLY, Cecilia...Last summer, he wanted ME to jump overboard when we were as close to Trondheim as possible.

                    To your credit, Captain, you DID offer to bring a boat to fetch me out of the briny deep.....

                    So, in short, Seagull. Pakarang. Rome? Not a snowball's chance in Hell. WE SHALL have coffee, however.... Lots. And Gelato....and Tiramisu.....maybe even ESCARGOT...

                    (I know, that last one was rather cruel........)

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                      #70
                      Never be too sure, I might walk into the door when you both Ladies sit there sipping your fresh Starbucks.....

                      For the hell of it, it would make such a fantastic scary video clip....

                      Well, to be honest, I don't think it will happen - unless I win the lottery. With Rolf in for some very expensive repairs, no vacation seems to be coming any time in the near future.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #71
                        IF you ever do something that crazy, make sure there is a video recorder going...just saying....

                        Sounds like Rolf could use the automotive equivalent of chicken noodle soup and a backrub?????

                        Oh well, the fun never stops in Norway, does it??? Well, something nice is BOUND to happen soon...it IS becoming summer there, and that's your FAVORITE, as I remember.........

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                          #72
                          See pakarang, we are feeling like frustrated fairy godmothers whose magic wands aren’t working to get Fosen and Crystal Symphony’s schedules changed so we can take you on vacation....Mind you. . . with a to-do list as long as yours you might not have made it anyway .
                          Feel I need that chicken noodle soup and backrub myself at the moment.
                          However, and back on topic, something nice happened to me - I found a new branch of Starbucks in Edinburgh!



                          Since the hospital moved to an edge of town location, the Royal Infirmary site in the centre of town is being re-developed into apartments, plus offices and a few shops –a mix of old and new buildings. Part of the university is close by. It was when I had a lecture there that I spotted something familiar in the distance, and have been to investigate! YES, a Starbucks!

                          I ought to add that from my point of view there is some competition from a Swedish café and bakery (situated off the photo to the left beyond the Sainsburys local supermarket).

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                            #73
                            Your Edinburgh Starbuck images makes me want to pop over to Sctoland to stock up on their newest and coolest merchandises and coffee's...

                            Don't be alarmed if you see me wandering tirelessly around your city looking for these places. Scotland is after all closer than Italy!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              ....Don't be alarmed if you see me wandering tirelessly around your city looking for these places. Scotland is after all closer than Italy!
                              ALARMED?????!!!!! Ok, I see what E said of a similar hypothetical situation in #22 above. But I think I would be too embarrassed to even approach or wave let alone say hello in such circumstances seeing that I hadn’t provided you with a map with Starbucks trail and other cool activities – maybe just about manage a telephoto shaky blurred (in my excitement) photo to post on CV with a “is this a pakarang look-alike or what” style caption . . .

                              Seriously I’d thought Lookchin might have done with an accompanying adult on his travels, but the uncertainties of volcanic ash proved an even greater barrier than my getting to grips with your ferry schedule or the tendency for me to have allowed my life be taken over and the diary filled up in recent weeks . . . and once LC as much as sniffed at the possibility of him getting aboard Crystal Symphony with his Aunt E, it was Rome or nothing. But sometime . . . . especially as my travel insurance wouldn’t cover me for Bangkok right now.

                              Must tell you about a Starbucks photo I didn’t manage to take. I was on a passing bus when I noticed the Lothian Road branch of Starbucks had the letter C loose and hanging off at a crazy angle. I returned half an hour later intending to photographic it, delighting in the fun you’d all have with tales of Lady C’s vandalism and efforts to obtain the next best present for Captain than the Norway nameplate . . . and so on (sorry E there isn’t an E in Starbucks). But they hadn’t fixed the C, they’d taken all the letters down, and not a workman in sight to chat up and beg for that letter.

                              I have learned (in the process of trying to date E’s Starbucks link in #68) that here in the UK Starbucks are trying to introduce less uniformity and more individuality in their branches, inside and out, so it may possibly be connected with this. I don’t know if the interior of the High Street branch I photographed on May 1st (#61) has changed or not as it was the first time I’d been there, but it strikes me as ironic there is that reference to Verona in the mural when there apparently aren’t any Starbucks in Italy!

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                                #75
                                I seem to be on a Starbucks roll at the moment!!!!!!
                                Next I’ll present some interior photos of the Starbucks branch in Edinburgh’s Princes Street which I described back in post #35.
                                The Chinese herbalist on the ground floor, adjacent to Starbucks’ stairs, has now re-located to Leith and the premises are currently empty.



                                The top of the stairs emerge from behind the railing shown in this corner view, the illuminated paintings being on the full height wall of the stair well.

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