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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 7, 2015: Bilingual Waterside Pun


I'm a sucker for a pun, no matter how many languages and situations it takes to make it. So this one, on the Stockholm waterfront, caught my attention easily. And it was no accident; the owners not only knew what they were doing, they explain it on their website:

The Loch & Quay name originates with the area of Slussen nearby, meaning lock in English, and Loch being the Scottish word for lake. (Our little play on words!). The location by the water is defined as a Quay in English; a structure on the shore of a harbour.




We didn't actually go to Loch & Quay...we had just spent most of the day at the Skansen outdoor museum and park, and were idling on the waterfront, waiting for my birthday dinner at what we were assured was "the best smorgasbord in Stockholm," a bit further down the quay at the Grand Hotel. I can't swear it was the best, but it was wonderful. 


Since I didn't take pictures at table, instead of the buffet I offer two sides of the inlet facing the quay.





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