Thursday, August 17, 2006

meat on coat hangers

Common to see meat, and occasionally fish, hanging up outside older-style housing. Indicative of a modern lack of refrigeration but also an echo of older ways to keep food preserved - 'wind-drying'. Having said that, 'wind-drying' may not be the right term when suspended over busy, polluted city roads. Maybe 'smoked' would be more appropriate.

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