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fileteado signage

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 11 February 2007 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

One of the many artisans at the Fería de Mataderos (Mataderos market) makes these little signs, done up in fileteado artwork. Some are cute, some are a funny, some are, well, very Argentine. The four pictured here say:

Life gives us relatives, thanks be to God that we can choose our friends

Argentina is a poem. Everybody has a verse!

If my eyes were pins, oh, I pity the womens' asses!

He that comes to the world and doesn't drink wine...why did he come? (this one's a Spanish play on words with vino)

Canon EOS 350D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 58 mm

Canon EOS 350D
1/1000 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
58 mm

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