Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hermès Rooftop Statue

About two months ago, Peter in Paris posted a photo of the statue of Napolean on a horse on top of the Hermès store in the french capital. He mentioned in his blog that Natalie of Sydney Daily Snap had also posted a similar photo from Australia. So I told Peter I would go and take a picture of the statue at the New York City store on Madison Avenue and 62nd Street.

Here is a list of bloggers who have posted photos of the Hermès statue around the world:

Let me know if here are any more Hermès statue photos so I can add on to the list.

When was the last time you bought something obscenely expensive?

14 comments:

Olivier said...

belle serie hermes dans le monde entier, malheureusement je n'en ferais pas parti, il n'y a pas d'hermes à Evry. Sinon c'est vrai qu'il a quelque chose de Napoleon.


beautiful series hermes in the whole world, unfortunately I would not make of it party, it does not have there a hermes with Evry. If not it is true that it has something of Napoleon.

Lavenderlady said...

We don't have one of these in our small town...not sure if Seattle might. last time I bought something over the top in expense...it is not coming to me. Unless you count milk...now that has gotten ridiculous!

Chuckeroon said...

Is that no less than 2 white flags Napoleon is waving? ;-) LOL.

Peter said...

Thanks for having kept your promise! It would be nice if the list could be prolonged. At the end I could check with someone at Hermès if our list is complete.

(This statue has nothing to do with Napoleon. There was a lot of "research" about this matter on Nathalie's and my blog some weeks ago.)

stilettoheights said...

obscenely expensive....hmmmm, everyone has different versions of obscene....

I will just say that I don;t think it's "wrong" to spend $500 on a handbag...but I do think that it's wrong that I don't have that kind of money.

Rafe Totengco said...

didn't realize they have Napoleon on the roof top. J'adore that.

Jilly said...

How fascinating, Ming. There's a Hermes store at the airport - oh maybe there's one in Monaco. Perhaps I'll surprise you with a statue but somehow I doubt it - haven't seen Napoleon around here lately!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Don't recall I see such a statue on a Hermes store in Singapore nor in Nantes or Paris. Will keep on a look out for one in Clermont Ferrand for you.

ruth said...

This is cool, I remember Nathalie's!

Nice to see you again!

Peter said...

Some comments to the comments:
I must repeat that the statue does not represent Napoleon, but just a simple un-named rider. Hermès was founded in 1837 as a saddlery company = the link to the horse.

The price of a woman's bag ("Kelly" or "Birkin" etc.) is not hundred, but thousands of $$ and there is a long waiting list.

I never bought anything at Hermès, but got two ties as presents. Actually, I did not really like them and hardly ever wore them.

cooking ninja: Yes, there is a horse on the Hermès building in Paris, pictured by Eric and me on our blogs.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Peter - Thanks for the clarification. I removed Napolean from the description.

Maybe I should say, a man with a funny french hat on a horse. :-)

• Eliane • said...

So glad you posted this. I saw it a few weeks ago and wonder what the @#% Bonaparte was doing up there.

annulla said...

Obscenely expensive? Probably never, at least not for myself.

I did spend close to $100 for an American Girl doll & accessories for my niece, but how can I say no to that sweet little girl?

As for Hermes ... beautiful things, but they do not fit in my budget or my life. If I had a $500 scarf, I probably drop some Unidentified Fried Chicken on it.

Keropok Man said...

Ming, did you buy something from the Hermes store?

Is that the things that was obscenely expensive? hehe...