Friday, 16 October 2009

Les poissonniers

Two fishmongers from the "swordfish" (espadon) fish shop of Notre-Dame market hurrying back to work last Saturday.
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Deux poissonniers des Halles Notre-Dame se hâtent de retourner au travail, samedi dernier.

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Nice shot. It's a long way from the sea to Versailles...

Allan Alexandre said...

Et toi aussi tu fessais ton marché?

akarui said...

De l'espadon j'en ai mange une fois c'est bon, une chair assez ferme. Un bel uniforme pour ces vendeurs des Halles.

Jacob said...

That's a nice, sharp, colorful photo. Love the shirts. Why were they hurrying back to work...had they been having a tete-a-tete?

By the way, I couldn't access the City Daily Photo portal tonight, but I found your blog anyway due to my incredible presence of mind and fantastic memory.

;-))

James said...

I like the shirts. :)

That is the chicken said...

Good Catch! ;)

PERBS said...

Beautiful color of blue for their shirts!

gogouci said...

Like the shirts, but I'm glad I don't have to wear matching shirts at my work.

Olivier said...

je me demande si c'est pas une chaîne de restaurant, j'en connais deux autres pas loin de chez moi

Bergson said...

mais pourquoi l'ont ils quitté ???

Va falloir travailler plus si vous voulez gagner ...

Cezar and Léia said...

Vous avez acheté quelques poissons pour le dîner de samedi? :)
Léia

B SQUARED said...

A part of the fabric of everyday life.

Halcyon said...

I can honestly say that I never have hate de travailler.

Rob said...

Sont elles aussi bruyantes que leurs collegues du sud? Sans l'accent du Midi, ca ne doit pas etre la meme chose. Ou alors le magasin ne recrute que des gens du sud...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This photo speaks volumes. I really like photos that tell stories.

tapirgal said...

I'll echo a thought from above. I'm glad I don't have to wear a uniform at work, but it's fun to see their trade by their clothing. Also, the colors are nice!

JM said...

I had no idea what the name of the fish was (in french)... until now! :-)
Espadarte, in portuguese.

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: oooh... what alley are your thoughts taking you down? ;-)

@ JM : similar enough names!

@ Léia : non ! J'avais déjà été au marché le matin dans ma ville, à côté de Versailles !

@ VP: not *that* far. In theory, fish gets to Paris about 15-20 hours after it was caught (coastal areas of the Channel and Atlantic, the largest fishing harbours being Boulogne-sur-Mer and several ports in Brittany). I rarely buy some here though, I prefer to orgy on fish and seafood when I'm... in Quimper!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I don't know how they stay so clean. When I worked in a candy factory as a very young woman, I came home with candy all over me - like Pigpen, the Charlie Brown character. :-)

Sharon