|Parkview Square Building|
|On top are four giant statues, back and front of the building. They look like knights or robots.|
|Around the building, on streetlevel, there is a passageway, a front building and a courtyard. Lots of glass, copper and statues of famous people from history.|
A few weeks ago we were in the neighborhood, so we decided to check it out. I thought it housed only offices and embassies, but to our surprise, on the groundfloor was a bar! And that bar was open. We went in, had drinks, and were able to have a good look inside the building.
|On both sides is a monumental hall, leading to the immense bar in the middle section of the ground floor.|
|Balconies all around, as in a cinema or theatre.|
|Walls and ceilings covered with carpets with deer and so on. Very pretty. It reminded me a bit of the Tuschinsky cinema in Amsterdam.|
|Carpet on ceiling.|
|Lights, balconies, copper, it all fits together very well.|
|Suddenly we saw the huge wine cabinet, that went on till the ceiling. We wondered how they could reach the bottles high up. Were there stairs somewhere?|
|The answer to our question came in the form of this waitress.|
|She is wearing wings. And then it started to dawn on us. The bar is named Divine.|
|Next to the bar hang some carabiners…..|
|…and a thick cable….|
|…going to a pulley system….|
|…so if you order a whole bottle, the angelic waitress ‘flies’ up for you, to retrieve your bottle…|
|We only ordered a glass; that was expensive enough!;-)|
The bar lacked ambience because there were almost no customers and the style was a bit pompous and over the top.
Still we were very happy to have visited the bar and to have seen the building from the inside as well. It sure has a certain grandeur and is quite impressive.
Have you ever visited this bar? And have you made the angel fly for wine for you? What do you think of this concept?