Greek shop signs
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December 1st, 2007 – by: fluturas
- This is a price list from a snack bar that sells Ouzo and mezedhes (Greek version of tapas!). The establishment known as an “ouzerí” in Greek is called “The Aegean Sea” and a little bottle of ouzo will cost you 7 €, a plate of fried whitebait 5 €, some grilled octopus 8.5 € and some yoghurt and cucumber dip (Jajiki) 3 €.
- This is a Butcher’s Shop, appropriately (or perhaps not!) called “Good Heart” (literally! but implicit is the meaning of “cordiality” ;-). It is owned by Mr George Ioannides and a suitably pastoral, old-time scene is painted of a shepherd tending his flocks, in traditional Greek Folk costume. Ahhhh, makes you rather sorry for the poor beasties!
Needless to say of course, that these shop signs are disappearing rapidly, unless a shop owner makes a conscious effort in conserving them or commissioning new ones in the same style.
- Mr Malomytes’ Barbershop is called “Elegance” and the tools of his trade are appropriately displayed!
- A shop that has been in business in Athens since 1955, but has chosen a traditional style for its new shop sign. Perhaps what it sells has influenced the choice! It is named “Mandrake” and sells “Rare Herbs and Spices”. The owner is Mr Vasilopoulos.
- Mr Eleftheriades has chosen an obvious and unmistakable symbol for his shoe-shine and shoe repairing business. It looks as though even your luxurious fur-trimmed slippers can get overhauled in his establishment
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