Two baguettes

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Years ago it used to be normal to go to the baker’s shop and buy a freshly baked bread. We had one just round the corner. Now the small shops in the neighbourhood have all gone and we do our daily shopping in the supermarket that sells industrially baked bread that sometimes has been frozen for a few days.

However, little by little specialized shops begin to return to the scene offering their goods freshly made with responsibly produced ingredients, only at higher prices. In the Voorstraat (portrayed in the picture It’s grey, the house with the yellow sun-blind) such a bakery was established a year ago.

They bake their own bread and also have a small café at the back where they serve coffee and simple lunches. They left the decorations just as they were and restored the original colours (instructions from the municipality).

The shop has a lot of atmosphere, so I love to come here and sit in front of the shop drinking my fresh mint tea while nibbling at a luscious chocolate muffin. The last time I went there, I saw these baguettes and I knew it would make a good picture for Mundane Monday.

 

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15 thoughts on “Two baguettes

    • Thank you, Susan. We can really enjoy good bread, especially when we have the time to eat it at our leisure. I think the picture shows the atmosphere of the whole shop, a nice place to go to as people love their job and nobody seems to be in a hurry.

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  1. For a short time in the late ’60’s we lived in Paris and remember buying baguettes for our lunch with a few centimes at a small and very busy bakery. It was warm and crusty. My first view of France from the boat was a man on a bicycle wearing a beret and a baguette under his arm. An unforgettable cliché.

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    • That sounds just the thing to do in Paris, nothing better than a freshly baked baguette. The view you describe might sound as a cliché, but you can still see this kind of scenes. I can imagine you will never forget it. Thanks for sharing this memory.

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  2. Nothing like the smell and taste of freshly baked bread, much better than supermarket stuff. I love this image. So charming. And the idea of sitting outside. 🙂

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  3. You are right, you cannot compare this bread with the other stuff. As the pavement is very narrow, they only have three small benches to have your drink that is brought on a small table. Still it is great to sit here, because it is more a bakery than a café, so you do not have the bustle but you do have the atmosphere, also thanks to the vicinity of the old church.

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