Monday, July 9, 2007

World Liquors

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, World Liquors injects a sense of grandeur into the otherwise functional process of getting tanked. There's a glorious mid-century excess in that name. You might easier visualize "Liquor Town" or "Liquor City," or perhaps "Liquor Nation" (in a trendy I Love the '90s sort of way). But a name like World Liquors takes guts.

And then there's that globe: a synecdoche of everything, at least all that matters around here, a boozy cosmos. Did the globe ever rotate? I've never heard a firm answer. But I like to imagine that it did: promising an entire reeling planet of sweet intoxication.

(Photo by Andrew Wood)

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