Tue 20 Mar 2012
There was a huge fire two weeks or so ago in the underground parking garage across from the Ritz Hotel. We had even parked there once. The fire was started by an over-heated Ferrari and it caused over six million Euros damage as the lot was full of very high end cars. A couple of days later when I was there, there was still a very strong odor of burned metal and rubber.
They have this decorative barrier up in front of the Ritz as it undergoes renovation. It’s going to be closed for two years. Can you imagine that? I don’t think many places would be able to reopen after that length of time but I’m sure they will have no problem. I always thought it looked a bit dated inside myself-not that they asked me.