Since it was 4 degrees C this morning (39.2 F) here in Tuscany and amore found ice on the windshield (*gasp*), here are some summery fishy motifs from Piran in Slovenia. I knew they would come handy in the deepest winter (khmmm).
It’s surprising (not really – it’s a coastal town) how many fish and other sea beasties one may encounter strolling around Piran, even if you don’t go to the Aquarium. This summer I did plenty of that, so here is a selection of sea life, and in one particular yummy case, has-been-life. Thank you for feeding me.
Not only doors, and yet I’ve posted at least three sea food doors from here already (find one in this post), Piran is full of sea creatures on display, some more prominent, others more hidden. I wonder if I could find all of these again. Click on the first photo to enter the gallery.
Sharing Piran and its fish with a more ruthless fishing couple.
Here is the first! It is used as a lure for guests by a restaurant on the beach.
A rather classic maritime symbol. Anchored down in Anchorage, Michelle Shocked would sing.
This mussel on the supermarket door is saying: “Hey gang, meet me for some buzara!” (Buzara is a Dalmatian way of preparing them with garlic, wine and breadcrumbs) Ahh, I don’t think the friends will survive this dinner. 😀
Starfish and shellfish window.
Dolphins are not just symbolic, they come to Piran Bay as well. I still need to post a report from our dolphin-viewing boat trip. You can tell that nothing happened. 😀
Another window and more fish.
Look at that handle!
First fish fellow on the wall (hm… this one might be a whale).
Second fish fellow on the wall.
Third fish fellow on the wall.
And then we have the sharks. (Well, no biggies in the sea.)
Even though… I can hear the music… taa taa taa taa taa taa taa taa
Here it is! How they infiltrate!
Italians call a shark “pescecane” – fishdog. In Slovenian it’s similar: “morski pes”, sea dog. This however, is not it.
Not quite clear if this is a sea ghost rising from the foam or something completely different.
Same here. They could be sea creatures or simply owls.
This is by-the-sea creature.
Back to the fish on the beach.
Another restaurant (“Pirat”) and what is arguably my favourite meal: shellfish, fish, Swiss chard with potatoes and wine. Buon appetito!
Photo: © signature mmm