Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fish Market


I don't know if you remember this photo, from August 2006, but I told you then that the lighthouse belonged to a fish market. Last evening, on my way back from the office, this fish market was still open - probably because people buy more fish (and seafood) for Christmas - and I could not help stopping and taking a little snap(per)shot! Good luck on your almost last minute Christmas shopping by the way...

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  1. Wow what a lot of nice looking fish! I'm sure they'd make a nice Christmas dinner. I like the purple hues around their eyes.

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  2. We always had fish on Christmas Eve (shrimp, actually). I hated it when I was a kid. But I love this photo, Eric. Dead fish is also one of my photographic specialties!

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  3. Okay, Katie, you win. I guess I put down one sentence too many! I really like the purple hue too. Katie, will you have fishies dangling from the crown? ;~}

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  4. Alexa we often have California crab for Christmas dinner! Not sure about fish on the crown; don't want to look like I'm angling for something.

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  5. look how the eyes glisten because the fish is so fresh! I just came back from Whole Foods, and you would never know those headless pieces of filets came from an ocean. You also would never know how long they had been out of an ocean.
    I love that Kings cake(don"t remember the correct name, but it comes with a crown and a crackerjack type present inside for the lucky biter)that they have in the bakeries for Christmas.

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  6. In the bakeries in France, that is.

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  7. Pretty blues and purples in your photo. Do you seafood? I see food. I see sushi too. >^..^< My cat loves tuna packed in spring water. To him, it is bouillabaisse.

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  8. Eric, I love how you captured the iridescence of the gills. Fish can be beautiful! And smelly. I'm glad you didn't capture that!

    I love your snap(per) pun. Sometimes I think up puns when I'm bored; you know, just for the halibut.

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  9. Fish doesn't seem fresh to me at my supermarket in Orange County, California, and yet I live 15 minutes from Laguna Beach.

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  10. I feel like I'm flounder-ing in a sea of puns (good ones, Eric, Katie, and Suzy)! I'm perched at my computer, but I'm un peu grippé and slightly green around the gills, so I hope I don't conch out.
    And maybe it's just a fluke, but today I got a Christmas card from Barack(uda) Obama!

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  11. Beautiful colours on those fish! Great shot Eric.

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  12. Ha, ha, Eric. (Dare I say, *groan*, Alexa?) I do love puns though, very funny, all. Although I have to say I'm not a fan of fish that can see me back. I much prefer not to get that close. Filleted is good! Fish with a little lemon, Parmesan, and capers...Yum!

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  13. I must say that the fish do look fresh.

    Just got home from two weeks in hospital. Using new laptop so am in the process of hooking up the URLs.

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  14. he he girls I like your puns. I'm just flapping about trying to think of one.

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  15. Glad to know you are home Abraham Lincoln! And with a new laptop, too! Good for you.

    Good ones, Alexa!

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  16. I know just how that one on the right feels. Like when you just want to have a quick rest on a loveseat, but then wake up an hour later with a bruised feeling on your knee...

    Did I just say that out loud?

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  17. Guille if you're hungry by looking at this photo you must be craving a sushi now!

    Eric the colors of the fish on the left is great. And the one on the right has a touch of purple. Great photo!!!

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  18. Tomate I wanna thank you again for yesterday's idea. I'm still laughing!

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  19. "Snappershot" -- chapeau, Eric !! To be able to do plays on words in a foreign language is a high level of refinement. And the humor is great! Bon weekend !

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  20. Hey! It's time to scale back on the puns here.

    Yuk yuk.

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  21. Nothing looks better than fresh fish from the market. And the pun is great Eric! It Haddock Be You to come up with that one.

    Glad you're home now Mr. Lincoln. Wouldn't want you stuck in the hospital for The First No-Eel!

    And Petrea, your new photo with the hat looks so festive. I can see you out there caroling Shark! the Herald Angels Sing...

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  22. Michael -- I knew you'd have some real groaners! Now we just need for Tall Gary to show up. (Only Petrea wants us to "scale back"—or sushi said.)

    BTW, Mr. Lincoln -- glad you're home. Enjoy the new laptop.

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  23. I love the shot!! I can practically smell it!

    Hey, Abraham Lincoln is back from the hospital?!!! Excellent!!! :)

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  24. Monical, you never know, she just might do it! Did you ever listen to her albums? She is a pretty good artist.

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  25. So I guess most of you know that I'm from Florida. Well one thing I discovered quickly when moving to Europe was that it is very hard to translate names of fish when you might not have the same species of fish where you come from.

    Here's a site for common fish translations (and other food) from French to English and this site gives you fish name translations for less common species in SWEDISH, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH and even LATIN.

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  26. Hi Erin, lovely looking fish hehehe. Happy Holidays!

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  27. I'm including poached salmon on my Christmas table this year.

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  28. Let's stop the fishy puns please now. FIN!

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  29. I'd stop Drummond, but I have so many questions. Like, do they have the same fish in France as in Australia? Maybe we should ask Mussel Crowe, Nicole Squidman or Kylie Minnow!

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  30. Michael, I give up, you're much punnier than I am. (or should that be more puny, sorry more punny?)

    (I don't even know what day it is, I posted this comment on yesterday's box)

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  31. I've just realised I've seen that Aussie film Michael. I think it's titled 'What Lies Down Under'

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  32. UsElaine that made me giggle!
    This is certainly the plaice to come for a pun or two. Cod to see you back, Michael!

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  33. I have missed you Michael and your wit. I think you're my lobster (FRIENDS joke).

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  34. I don't know what comes over me Drummond. It must be that I'm getting psyched up for a trip to Seattle for Christmas.

    And Lynn, I missed you too. Why don't you pop on over to Paris in the new year and we can both go to the Marlin Rouge?!

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  35. Michael just can't stop. We all know he always comes up with great puns.

    But I think this time he's just fishing for complements.


    Tomate, I guess you're right!! You know, I have listened to some of her songs and I enjoyed it a lot.
    The songs are easy on the ears (does such expression exist? I don't even know but you know what I mean)

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  36. Hehe Monica...fishing for compliments. That one was so easy that it slipped by. Nice one! I imagine in Brazil you have all sorts of different fish there too. But I bet the best is none other than the CARPirinha! Delicious!

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  37. They make a colorful photo! I've never been to an outdoor fish market before. Even being from San Diego, on the coast, all our fish markets were indoors.

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  38. LOLLL Michael!
    You're right that fish is the best!

    oops, yes I did mean compliments, and not complEments.


    We do love to sit by the beach drinking caipirinha and for snacks nothing better than fried strips of fish or shrimp... yummy!

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  39. Michael you really crack me up! How on earth do you come up with all these puns?!

    You're shrimply the bass!

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  40. Well, I must say that this is a fin way to whale away the time when I should be putting up the tree. So carp-e diem.
    Eric -- I think Michael's the bass, too—or at least betta than most.
    Katie -- you started all this. If you haddock to do over again . . .?

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  41. Very good Eric!! Coming from the PDP Kingfish, fins can only get batter!

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  43. Eric you're right, Michael is in great shape! Must be because he's in sea-at-all. Think of what it would be if he were in Sardinia!

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  44. PS - I loved the photo of your dad. A belated happy birthday to him!

    And I'm so glad you did a post about Yann Arthus Bertrand - I think it's good that you also post about people from time to time. Paris is not only about monuments (although this man IS a monument) but also about its people...

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  45. I was thinking "I can always count on Michael. Eel always chip in with a pun." Then along comes Eric and tops him with moray!

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  46. Oh leave it to the actress from Pasardine to chime in! Lovin' it!

    And Nathalie, I haven't gotten to Sea-atle yet, but tomorrow I'll be fighting the snow storm to get in. Of course, I could take a detour and leave my heart in Salmonisco if the weather gets too bad. If I did that, I'd just have to stop in and say hello to Tomate Far-sea!

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  47. I really love your Christmas picture Petrea!

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  48. Sorry, one more, and no pun. Nathalie, I agree with you about Eric's people photos. Yann Arthus Bertrand is such a great subject to photograph and the photo of Eric's dad is wonderful. More! More!

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  49. Merci, Michael.

    Seattle feels so close, compared to Paris. I'm tempted to fly up there to see you.

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  50. Stupid question...How far is L.A. from Pasadena? Maybe a trip down south to the warmth might be needed for me once I get there!

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  51. Ten minutes from downtown if the traffic's not bad. An hour from LAX (airport), 20 minutes from Burbank airport. If you had a layover I'd drive in to see you!

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  52. Could be interesting! I'll let you know if I end up down there for a couple of days. How fun that would be. If we could just find even a little bit of time, we could have tea for tuna. Groooannnn

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  53. Let me know on FB or email. We can talk about it privately in case we have any caviarts.

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  54. Wow, I f-eel I dropped the net on this lobster mash. Guess, I was listening to too much Blue Monkfish and digging on Sole Train last night to be taken by all the bait today. If I cod have been here earlier,I would not have crabbed all over (I promise), and probably would have been singing "That's a Moray" (because I love Italian sole food). But hey, what can I do? When I wish upon a starfish, my wishes are like fishes and I always ended up being caught up in PDP. I'm off to sing some Christmas Carols..."Shark the Herald Angels Sing..." or "Rudolph the Red-nosed Manta Reindeer."

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  55. Well I'm angling for an early night. There's no plaice like bed when you're feeling crabby.

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  56. Oh, Coltrane & Sue—just when I thought there couldn't possibly be any moray fish puns! Am off to two parties, but one of them is in kind of a bad neighborhood, down on squid row. So I probably won't even try for GF—besides, I wouldn't want to be sailfish and deprive Katie of the crown!

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  57. LOL !!! I've only just had time to come back. he he Eric!

    Michael how fintastic it would be to come to Paree! The idea just warms the cockles of my heart.

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  58. I suppose I could swim across but not sure I have the mussels.

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  59. Lynn, youre JAWst lurking under the water, waiting to attack that keybord to be GF for the next picture(I should know... so am i)

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  60. God
    This blog has gone very fishy indeed!
    lol

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  61. Ahh Coltrane, I was dying without you here to help out. And only you would appreciate a whole repertoire of Thanks For the Manta Rays, Starfish Fell on Alabama, Salmon Chanting Evening, You Don't Send me Flounders Anymore, and of course, Whale Meat Again (a double pun!)...

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  62. Me? I'm just splashing about in the shallow Phx. The deep end is for all you - I'm not bothered about being GF. Not really. At all. Much. Refresh! Refish!....Oh did I say that out loud?

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  63. Just when I thought it was safe to get back into the water...

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