Things here in Serbia are still quite simple. In a good way. I like that there are specialty shops for things. People specialize and make a living doing so.
There are a few butchers shops here in town. Some stores supermarkets here sell bits of meat like markets at home. but the Butchers sell the most.
I walk past to of the biggest butchers shops daily. I really like the looks of Mesara the best.
The word for meat is Meso. Mesara is like saying meat shop. I think the reason I like this shop the best is because it has a picture of a bull on the side of the building. But not just any bull. The icon for the Chicago Bulls.
I don’t shop at the butchers. Everything is ordered first in Serbian.. not my strong suit. and second in grams or kilos. also not my strong suit. The muz buys all the meat. But mostly we just raise the chickens and pigs ourselves. We even butcher, clean and cook them up too.
There are LOTS of bakeries here in town. My favorite is this one.
I shop this one the most. Daily, fresh bread, kiflitsa, little pizzas, and lots of burek are made. Lots of other stuff too. I just can’t name it all literally.
Bakeries here differ greatly from the few you find in the U.S. Most of the good are breads with cheese or meats. Sweets are not common at all. In fact I haven’t had even one that I recall. Sadly. I do so miss me some fresh glazed donuts!!
The Candlestick Maker
I haven’t really come across a shop that makes candles, but a whole lot of some bodies must make them. Because they sell them at the pijats all the time. I took this picture today.
The candles here are for lighting at the church or at graveyards. There are a bunch of different kinds and sizes. Some are used for slavas as well.
You can buy in bulk too. It will save you a trip.
I always imagined that the candle the “candlestick” maker was making were for lighting after dark. It is very enlightening living here. I love the antiquity here. Old rhymes come to life.