Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The things you see...



A flowers roastery.

I'm obviously missing something, but I can't work out what it is.

A mistranslation perhaps?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

LoL, where is it? In Al Barsha?

Anonymous said...

What I like is your reflection in the shop window.

El Shahlab said...

It's as confusing in Arabic.

Have you seen this?
http://elshahlab.blogspot.com/2010/01/butt-sweet-house.html

Seabee said...

Anon@1.58 no, it's in Satwa.

Anon@2.53, you mean the guy in the white shirt...who isn't shooting a photograph?

El Shahlab, is the Arabic a similar word to 'roastery'?

Wissam said...

Hahaha. It's not a roastery for flowers. It's actually a roastery called "Queen Palace Flowers" (not that that makes more sense!).

El Shahlab said...

Seabee,

Yes..see the little word on the top right? That's 'Roastery' in Arabic. Pronounced 'Mahmasa' with the H sound like the H in 'Mohammad'

Seabee said...

El Shahlab, thanks.

Dave said...

Interestingly the UAE yellow pages has them listed as a "trader of coffee, confectionary, chocolate, flowers, plants and nuts"!

I guessing that it should be "Queen Palace Flowers AND Roastery"..........

Susan said...

It took me years to figure out that a roastery wasn't roasting chickens! Big disappointment!

Seabee said...

Wissam no, it isn't a roastery. As Dave said, they sell flowers and chocolates.