Another in the series ‘Out for Lunch’. For today’s date, we are at Jamie’s, one of Jamie Oliver’s Restaurants, serving excellent Italian food. Jamie is a household name in the UK and may to known to some of you in the USA through his Food Revolution initiative.
Jamie’s is always busy, we waited half an hour for a table on our last occasion but the wait was worth it. Each restaurant has its own ambience, how it shapes its interior space, and how it lights it. In the case of Jamie’s here in Milton Keynes it is quite a long dark room, unless you are lucky to be seated at the far end near the windows. So, lighting is important here and it comes in the form of impressive modern chandeliers suspended from the very bare-boned skeletal ceiling.
But it is when you ascend the stairs to use the ‘facilities’, and where there is an additional seating area – not usually used at lunchtime – that you discover one of the visual joys of this restaurant. Viewed horizontally as you ascend the stairs the lighting is quite impressive.
But it is when you actually look straight up that you get the full effect, and this is what attracts my attention every time we go here.
This is the image that I like best and it’s taken me quite a few attempts to get an image that I am satisfied with. Shot of course with a Canon G10 – you can’t really flourish a dSLR in a restaurant and expect to get away with it.
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