Friday, July 14, 2006

Windmills of My Mind

A Salute to Eric at Paris Daily Photo and our other French friends on this Bastille Day. Eric recently featured photos of the Bal de Moulin Rouge in Monmartre, and the Moulin Vert restaurant in the 14th arrondissement in Paris. I thought I would show you Seattle's own popular "moulin rouge" (yes, that IS Mount Rainier in the mural painted by Seattle artist Tom Brady). Red Mill Burgers is a favorite small burger restaurant and popular gathering place for many families in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. It's outdoor seating area overlooks Greenlake. They have consistently won "best burger in Seattle" poll awards since opening in the 1990s (there is one other location in the Interbay neighborhood). They were fashioned after the original Red Mill diner and creamery, open in the Capitol Hill neighborhood from 1937 to 1967.

You can take a virtual tour of France this Bastille Day by clicking the links at the lower right to visit these cities in the daily photo family: Paris, Avignon, Bastia, Bazainville, Bernay, Chateauroux, Dijon, Lyon, Montchauvet, Pont-sur-Sambre, Real, Rouen, Sainte Maxime, Toulouse, Vallaruis, and LeHavre.

After all these French connections, I'm hearing Dusty Springfield's recording of Michel Legrand's beautiful "Windmills of Your Mind" playing in my head.
c. 2006 Seattle Daily Photo


Eric said...

Thanks for the link Kim, although the menu at Red Mill Burgers sounds more apetizing to me than the Green Windmill menu.

It's funny that you mentionned Dusty Springfield. They had a showing of a live concert she gave in England on television last night.

perle de rosée said...

Thank you, Kim for your wishes for the Bastille Day (I didn't know before the name of our "14 juillet" or "Fête Nationale" in english). We have also mills in North of France, there is also an old one in Pont-sur-Sambre which I must photograph... I am proud that you mention my little town on your blog to-day. Thank you also for this.

Chris said...

That burger restaurant would be a pleasure, here, in Vallauris, as the only one in an old ugly and bad smelling Mc'D...alds.

Thanks for celebrating with us. We'll have Fireworks tonight, almost everywhere in France, exepted the hottest Gard and Herault counties where it's too fire risky. Any fireworks in Seattle tonight ?

Cheers !

Anonymous said...

Hey burger! Have a love/hate relationship with them coz they taste so good...but hate them coz they can be so bad for the health...:)