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Braga-supermarket sign

 

A supermarket sign pops up above an ordinary house in Braga.  Pingo Doce is a national chain in Portugal - the words mean "Sweet drop"

 

Braga-supermarket sign

 

A supermarket sign pops up above an ordinary house in Braga.  Pingo Doce is a national chain in Portugal - the words mean "Sweet drop"

 

comments (9)

Bizarre cette façade en briques bleues.
Tom Wilson: The Portuguese do love to paint or decorate their facades!
The meaning seems strange Tom, but there you have the difference between cultures and language.
Tom Wilson: It's even regional, Chad - in Lisbon (although they have the chain there) people would say "pingado" - it's an espresso with a drop of milk smile In Porto and the north its "un pingo".
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 9 Aug 2016, 06:21
Is this a sort of Sweet Drop "Express"?
Tom Wilson: I don't think so, Lisl - I didn't get to see the supermarket but I think it was quite a big one.
Makes a nice view for the residents!
Tom Wilson: Well - easy access to the supermarket!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Aug 2016, 07:08
I would never have guessed the interpretation Tom, so thank you
Tom Wilson: A curious name for a supermarket chain, isn't it?
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 9 Aug 2016, 07:37
Nice one, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray.
I was on a tiny island where each house was a grocery store. They each sold something different. What a hoot!
Tom Wilson: Very different from the carry everything modern supermarket - but much more fun smile
So the person who lives there would tell visitors to aim for the blue house with the sign on top smile
Tom Wilson: That would seem to be a good set of directions, Brian!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Aug 2016, 18:00
Sounds like my kind of place then. I like the colouring.
Tom Wilson: Portugal's a colourful place altogether, Alan!

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