“MacDo,” as it’s often called here in France, is up against the Louvre.
Can’t help sharing this “feather ruffling” NPR article on the controversial subject of McDonald’s opening in one of the most celebrated museums in the world.
Anyone who knows me can probably guess what my initial reaction to hearing this was (similar to when I learn a tree will be cut down- only a longer, deeper, even more threatened moment of stunned silence). What makes me sad is the idea that the Louvre, a museum, is becoming more and more commercialized. It also troubles me that “American cuisine” will be/already is represented by a fast food chain. That must be why people seem so surprised when I mention that organic products and vegetarianism are quite developed in the US.
What’s your reaction?