In the old town of Rennes pubs, bars and restaurants, creperies are abundant. Many of them have a historic element. In this case these are the wooden boxes with bottles of old style bottle caps in the window of a pub. I remember them from my childhood, when they were common with beer as well as lemonade or soda bottles (I guess in this case these may be cider bottles as they look bigger as the normal beer bottle). I still remember the act of pushing the metal and the blop sound, when the porcelain cap was catapulted up and the promise of a refreshment coming with the sound.
These caps were quite practical as it was so easy to close, actually seal, the bottle again and keep the bubbling drink fresh.
I wonder how much more it costs to produce and clean them and whether the switch to crown caps is really worth giving up the blop – not to speak of a can.


Written by bihua

I worked and lived in Baku in Azerbaijan since September 2012 and started the blog "Life in Baku". End of August 2015 I moved to Rennes in France with the 365 project in my new blog "Life in Rennes".

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