Absinthe Day – Auvers sur Oise – May 20th 2012

Every year, the Absinthe Day is taking place at the absinthe museum in Auvers sur Oise, the famous town near Paris where Vincent Van Gogh spent the last days of his life painting numerous masterpieces. Marie-Claude Delahaye – curator of the absinthe museum and writer of numerous books on absinthe history and antiques – organizes an absinthe-related second-hand market each year in the museum garden and bistro.

Here are a few pictures (click to enlarge) from the last one which took place on May 20th 2012. A very convivial event where absinthe antiques collectors meet, talk, buy, sell and also drink a few absinthes around an absinthe fountain

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Museum garden and entrance. Some wormwood – artemisia absinthium – right in the middle.

 

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At right, 2 famous French collectors looking at their very well-stocked stand.
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The museum bistro with Marie-Claude Delahaye standing behind the counter.
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Another collector’s stand full of absinthe antiques.
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2 collectors looking closely at absinthe spoons, spoon-holders and saucers.
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Lunch time! A picnic is organized in the museum garden, around a fountain and a few glasses.
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Good talks while sipping a delicious Elixir du Pays des Fées. What else?

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