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mercredi 15 avril 2009

Le sabot / The clog

Nos visiteurs et touristes, bien qu'appréciant les voyages, aiment aussi retrouver un petit parfum de maison lorsqu'ils viennent nous voir.
Ainsi, si je vous dis "Hollande", à quoi pensez-vous?
Pour moi, ce nom évoque tout d'abord les tulipes, puis les moulins, et aussi un livre appelé "Les patins d'argent", que j'adorais lire étant enfant; Et ensuite , bien évidemment, je pense ..aux sabots!
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Even if they like to travel, our visitors and tourists like to find a little piece of their home when they come here.
As an example, if I say "Holland", what do you think about?
This word makes me think first about tulips, then about mills. It also reminds me a book I used to love when I was a child, "the silver iceskates". And of course, I also think about ...the clogs!


Et si on cherche des sabots par ici, voici ce que l'on trouve...
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And if you look for clogs around here, you'll find this...



Un petit morceau de Hollande en pleine vieille ville!
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A little piece of Holland right in the middle of our old town!


L'endroit s'appelle "Le petit café d'Amsterdam". Mais certains indices laissent à penser que l'on soigne mieux sa nostalgie du pays natal dans des boissons un peu plus fortes que le moka...
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The place is called "The small café of Amsterdam". But some clues let think that it's easier to take care of the home nostalgy with some drinkings which are a little stronger than moka..


Il y a mille façons d'accueillir des amis.Parfois on hisse des drapeaux.Parfois on trinque avec eux. Mais toujours, on leur sourit avec le coeur..

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There are many ways to welcome friends.Sometimes, you haul up a flag .Sometimes you drink with them. But every time, you smile with your heart..

7 commentaires:

nobu a dit…

It has a nice design.

RuneE a dit…

I wear clogs "all day" and have done so ever since I was a student som time in the Stone age. However, that is the ordinary types, not those totally made of wood - they are not for me.

18 varieties of beer on tap was impressive and 100 hundred more in the bottle from all over the world! That is quite impressive. I bet quite a lot of people never leave :-)

The Things We Carried a dit…

It looks like just the kind of place to visit and "smile with your heart!"

Kenza a dit…

J'aime beaucoup cette devanture, elle a un petit air vieillot qui lui donne belle allure!!!
Bonne soirée et à demain

PERBS a dit…

It looks more like a sandal than the old type wooden shoes. We have some dancers here who clog in shoes like that. In this town, wine is a big thing and there are many private breweries.

Marc a dit…

I guess this more than compensates the absence of a flag. I wouldn't have expected one in Nice. De klomp is a rather unusual name for a cafe, but I guess for a cafe abroad it sound nostalgic. Thanks for this tribute Babzy!

Marc a dit…

sorry, I mean Malyss of course, I'm doing too many things at the same time right now. :-)