Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Head Above The Rest

I saw these characters attracting attention at the opening of this bakery. I don't recognize the characters. This is the first time I have seen these for the opening of a new shop. The man on the chair is preparing for the opening by hanging garlands of fresh flowers. Now-a-days I have seen the sidewalks have various patterns formed by cement blocks of two or more colors. Traditionally sidewalks (footpaths) are lined with stone slabs, but in some places, especially in front of shops, they use these two-tone interlocking cement blocks, which are easy to remove and replace during repair work.

Many of these bakeries don't bake their breads and biscuits, but rather are supplied by people who make it somewhere else. Sometimes you see these baked goods being carried on a bicycle to such bakeries. The goods are not even covered and are open to dust and flies. But once inside a nice-looking display case, it is difficult to imagine how it got there. Some of these bakeries bake their own pizza though.

"Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be baked in a cake and palmed off on the unwary, it dies happy." -Mark Twain


Sandy said...

I imagine in lots of bakeries here in the states, this happens too. I know that the restaurants, so many of them, such as Olive Garden, get their food from their main supplier and then microwave a lot of it. But you wouldn't know it, cause it's so good.

As for the flies, yuck!!


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Neva said...

very cute!

zakscloset said...

interesting fact. i'm glad i don't have to see how those delicious biscuits get delivered.