01 June 2008

Theme Day: My Local Shop


The little shop in Gorbio, a Medieval perched village a few kilometres above Menton. As you see, it's not just a shop but a meeting place for the locals. When I took this photo, the old couple giggled, with the wife covering her face. Later, she posed but this was the best photo of the owner, Madame Filippi, who stands at the door. Her husband owns the bar/restaurant in the village.

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I'm working at a dog show in Spain all day today (150 Old English Sheepdogs from around the world) but will spend tomorrow catching up and commenting. Meanwhile have a lovely Theme Day everyone!

31 comments:

  1. Happy Theme Day, Jilly!

    Nice to see friendly faces like them at the store. It makes one coming back again and again for their smiles!


    J.C. of Subang Jaya Daily Photo

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  2. Un vrai petit morceau de France, Jilly! Have a nice trip from Spain!

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  3. Oh, how I love their joyous reactions! That sounds like a perfect place to gather.

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  4. A really evocative shot, as you say, more than just a place to buy things

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  5. Anonymous01 June, 2008

    A pleasant look at your corner of the world, Jilly. Everyone looks so friendly.

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  6. That looks so inviting. So nice to see people relaxed in their environment. Nice photo!

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  7. that's exactly what a corner store should be: a meeting place. This is very lovely.

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  8. That looks like a friendly place to shop! I like all those smiling faces!!

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  9. I love the outdoor chairs, it definitely says you're welcome to stay for a chat, doesn't it?

    Hope you had fun at the dog show, have a safe trip back!

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  10. This way of life is so mediterranean! That's exactly what I love in my country. CONVIVIALITY.
    Have a nice show in Spain.

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  11. French Canadians use a special name for this kind of store:
    "Le Dépanneur"
    I think it fits perfectly!!

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  12. What a charming, friendly place. The owners must be pretty busy people, too.

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  13. Charming, natural photo. I'll remember this photo and place should I ever venture to Menton, or rather above it!

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  14. Aw, what a sweet little lady!

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  15. I would love that on my corner. It looks so nice.

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  16. I love littleshops where people can visit , have a cuppa or sndwich and just be happy. MB

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  17. To add to the ever growing list of reason I love France, here is another. How nice to shop somewhere that the saying "your're welcome" would genuinely apply. A fabulous corner local shop post.

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  18. Very nice photo. I probably would have done the same as the wife! :-)

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  19. its a great place with that lot of greens:)

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  20. Very lovely photo and a nice place for meeting up. Have a nice weekend.

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  21. La dame a un sourire qui doit attirer le client.

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  22. I love the woman covering her face! I bet the owner knows all of her customers by name! Nice post!

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  23. No matter what the store is, if the locals like to gather there, its a winner and usually fun for any and all. Excellent choice, Jilly!

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  24. Jilly, what a lovely flavor of the community life that surrounds this shop. You are the third person I've seen to feature the shop owner, and I like that a lot. It's the people and our interactions with them that make these corner shops a special part of our days. Very nice perspective in your photo, too!
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  25. Some corners are more inviting than others. Yours definitely a great spot.

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  26. J'aime beaucoup ce cliché.

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  27. This is such a charming little corner shop Jilly :-)

    I wonder what's written on that piece of paper on the window...

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  28. Gone to the dogs today, eh Jilly? I'd love to spend some time at this shop. Looks like the locals hang out there regularly. Wonderful choice for theme day!

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  29. j'adore ces boutiques dans le village, on y trouve tout. Cela me rappelle mon village enfant en Dordogne.

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  30. That looks inviting. There are a few benches outside my corner shop and there's often filled with locals and visitors.

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  31. Perfect. It's just that kind of shop I love and as Babooshka said it is one more reason to love France. Great capture Jilly and I hope you're having nice time in Spain :-)

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