Monday, May 14, 2012

Nothing without Serbia!

Caught sight of this sign at a recent street fair.  These are typical Serbian shoes, still worn in places around the country and for special occasions like folk dancing.  You can read the English on the sign, and the word "Bre" (pronounced 'breh') is one of those words that doesn't so much mean anything by itself, but is thrown in for emphasis, something like 'man'.  The plums are a symbol of Serbia, since they're used for anything from brandy to pastries.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

belle composition et beau slogan ;)

Thérèse said...

Nice detail!

Luis Gomez said...

Great capture Bibi! Have a great mother's day.

Daryl Edelstein said...

interesting shoes and a good show of patriotism

Alexa said...

I think it'a interesting that the shoes are so very typically Serbian and yet the sign is (mostly) in English.

Bibi said...

Hi, Alexa. Actually, there was a sign saying the same thing in Serbian, but I chose the English one for my viewers! :>)

TheChieftess said...

Similar to Huaraches...Mexican sandals...

I actually have a similar shot I took at Olvera Street in LA...a street dedicated to celebrating our Mexican traditions/heritage in California.

Doot said...

Basically an example of Serbian provincial arrogance.