Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sardines


Tiny souvenir shop at Alfama district, Lisbon

As I mentioned on the previous St. Anthony popular (pre-)party posts, eating grilled sardines on the streets is a must. Therefore, the sardine has become Lisbon's June symbol.

27 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Belissimas fotos, adoro esse tipo de artesanato, com certeza voltaria pra casa com uma "sardinha"!
abraços
Léia

Halcyon said...

How cute!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely colourful sardines and as an added bonus, no fishy smell!!

Sharon said...

A very inviting place and I like the colorful "sardines".

TexWisGirl said...

how cool! :) i'd not be able to eat them, though.

Sylvia K said...

Those are indeed colorful sardines!! What fun captures for the day, JM! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Clytie said...

Of course I'm going to say I notice those delightful hearts!

This time I'm going to link your post with "Guest Heart Thursday"!!!

clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Those are cute and I like the quilts too. My mother made quilts and was quite good at it.

VP said...

I have never seen sardines so big and so nice. By the way our fish is the mullet (la triglia) but I do not know why...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The are so much more attractive than the real thing!

Lowell said...

Who would think such a thing. The lowly sardine elevated to such a status! What happens if you don't like sardines. Are there any options?

Interesting little shop!

RedPat said...

I love these!

cieldequimper said...

OOh I love these. Do they sell them online? :-)

JM said...

@Lowell: I don't like sardines and I don't eat them! LOL!

@Ciel: I'll try to find out and let you know! :-)

Madge Bloom said...

How fun!

Laura said...

Madge took the words right out of my heart...how fun!!!

Merisi said...

Those sardines are such fun!
I wonder if they can be used as draft stoppers on windowsills.

Gunn said...

The best SARDINES I have ever seen!:)

Jack said...

Sardines? Never heard of that custom, but if you are going to have sardines, you might as well have brightly colored sardines!!!

Randy said...

Those are fun.

Carolina Tavares said...

Como é cultural... Incrível! De certo que vale a pena virar artesanato, uma forma de entendermos a força que a sardinha tem na cultura portuguesa.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Uma pesca maravilhosa!
Quero uma;o)

La Principessa Errante said...

I could eat grilled sardines any day of the year. Funny how traditions get turned into commercialism so quickly, but these are really fun.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see.. they are so colourful.

Kay said...

These are so much prettier and more unique than so much of the junk you can find in souvenir shops I've seen. I could find room in my suitcase for some of these!

Arija said...

Very appealing to the tourist trade.

Brianne said...

Wow! These are so cool - I love the sardines and the HEARTS! what an adorable shop.