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Whither the alcohol tableau?

I wrote last month about one of my favorite El-level views -- the alcohol laden table in a second floor window facing the tracks where the southbound Red Line stops south of Addison to wait for signals to change.

Five bottles of various kinds of hard liquor stood sentry on the table, their owner knowing how they might tempt or disgust El riders.

Now they are gone.

I first noticed they had gone missing last week, and hoped the owner had just gone on a binge. But it's been more than a week, and I'm concerned.

The good news is the bottles are totally missing, not turned upside down and strewn across the table and room.

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Maybe the resident moved?

I thought of that, Margaret. But the same table is still there. Unless he/she donated the table after moving.

Ah, the mysteries of life!

I saw a disposable styrofoam cooler there this morning. And I also saw those bottles a couple of weeks ago and figured the apt/room to be just a hangout for someone.

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I think I know exactly which window you mean--near a Harris Bank ad, I think. I'm in Paris right now studying abroad, the usual schtick on the Paris Metro is everyone on the train remains expressionless, no matter how loud the accordian player or the solicitor who gets on is, and of course, the system is almost all underground, which makes me realize the El is truly one of a kind.

Last night on the way home I noticed the name on the formerly-alcohol-tableau-having building:

VAUTRAVERS.

Any German students here who might offer a translation?

I have a degree in German and can certify that Vautravers is not a word, but it could be someone's name. I've seen that building from the L and figured it was just named after someone...or it's a word that isn't German. :)

Vautravers is indeed a name. French, not German.

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