Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Vegetarians look away now


Game birds hanging outside a butcher's shop. A sad little scene I photographed a couple of weeks ago in Oxford's covered market. Still, it is good to remind ourselves where our food actually comes from.
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19 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

Which is why I had to stop eating turkey after they starting coming into my yard....awww.....Time for me to read 'life in the woods'....Michelle

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

at the butcher’s shop
game birds hanging by their necks
soon to be roasted

My Shadow Shot

Joops said...

Very sad indeed..

During winter, its good to look at pictures during summer

Sylvia K said...

It is a sad reminder! A terrific shot to use as just that -- in case anyone has forgotten! Thanks, Jacqui!

Sylvia

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Yes, an interesting but sad fact of life! Thank you for visiting. I was in the middle of editing my piece about Matisse, and think it is done now!

Ralph said...

It may be a bit sad, but at least here the butcher is handling the birds properly instead of at the giant food processing plants. This individual will take the proper care to see that the customer has safely prepared foods...The shadows are shaped perfectly though...

MonikaRose said...

Hello :) Hmmm, interesting shadows, but sad that all that is done Enjoy your day :) cya

Deb said...

Fantastic. The isolation of the one is extraordinary. Nice capture.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh I wasn't expecting that! It's a great shot! I feel a little sad seeing the same kind of scenes in the windows of Chinatown. Although I love eating the food in Chinatown, I try not looking at the windows on the way into the restaurants because I prefer to be blissfully ignorant about what I'm eating...

wanderlust said...

Reminds me of Thailand. I like it.

Linda said...

Good to see a proper butcher's shop. I'm reading a book about Britain in the 1950's just now, and was struck by a statistic on the rise in poultry consumption from the end of WW2 to the 1970's. It goes from less than 1% of the British diet to up to 20%. I guess that's because of factory production rather than eating the occasional farmyard-reared chicken.

Sam said...

Makes you think this photo....Hmmmm...I sort of don't want to go there as if I do then it kinda opens up a can of worms for me. However, having sid that it's a very fine shot indeed!

Hot Fudge said...

Yes, it may be sad, but it's a fact of life, and it's nice to see an old-fashioned butcher shop after the normal mass-produced poultry lined up in the supermarket shelves.

Serendipity said...

Cool shot!

Catherine said...

yes it does all look rather forlorn..

frayedattheedge said...

I don't think it's sad - after all these birds wouldn't have lived at all if we didn't eat them!!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Eeek -- what makes it so strange is the way the whole, feathered birds are hanging alternately with the butchered "oven-ready" ones.

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Jazzbumpa said...

Those birds could soon be stuffed.

And so could I.

Cheers!
JzB

sunnymama said...

I'm a vegetarian but I sneaked a peek! Great shadow shot. :)