Friday, December 29, 2006

Monkey Business

In Greece, we call "monkeys" all the products that are imitations. For example, a LV bag which is sold out in the street we call it "monkey" and we pronounce it "mymoo".

In the photo, Nigerian immigrants carry their merchandise (mostly mymoo bags but also wooden crafts, clothes and souvenirs) away while the police is raiding their positions in Christmas Athens. The sheet is very convenient. It allows them to wrap everything into seconds, make their way around the block and return to their spot.

6 comments:

E.I. said...

monkey business! clever!

Susan in Hotlanta said...

I guess they have this business all over the world as they are here also.

The only difference is that I've never seen the police bother them.

Lessie said...

Great action shot and commentary!

Kate said...

Another powerful human interest story. I've seen these vendors in European countries, but still not in the US where I live in the Midwest.

Léia and Cezar said...

Hi there! Here's someone from Brazil having a look at your blog, which is so nice and interesting! I've been to Greece myself and I'm looking forward to take my goddess to your lands (when I was over there we hadn't met yet). By the way, we also appreciated your cats, we got one as part of our family too! You might want to have a look at www.ccatao.blogspot.com. Last but not least, we really admire the Greek culture. God bless you! And happy New Year! Cezar

Olivier said...

Bonne année, bonne santé
"Le temps passe, les années filent. Quand une nouvelle année commence, on se demande toujours si elle apportera la paix et le bonheur à chacun... Fermez les yeux et faites un voeu !"

Good year, good health
time passes, the years slip by. When a new year starts, one always wonders if it will bring peace and happiness to each one… Close the eyes and make a wish!