Indian Roadside Market

We have a second entry this week in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Groceries.  It is a photo of a roadside market we drove by on the road from Mysore to Coorg in India this spring. We saw it two months before visiting the subject of our previous post, the Marché Bastille in Paris, France. This was one of dozens we passed on the way. The similarities and differences between the Indian and Parisian markets fascinated us.  Everyone gets their groceries somewhere.


The Balancing Act

With so many astonishing things in India (at least from an American viewpoint), it is still strange to see how people carry their groceries. After visiting the Flower Market in Bangalore, we passed through a very crowded street market while walking back to our car.

We could barely walk without tripping over produce, dogs, cables, sellers, or ourselves, but dozens of shoppers casually strolled with the day’s groceries aloft.



A Communal Breakfast in Coc Ly Market

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Communal.

In February 2017, we visited the Coc Ly market, one of the many Hilltribe markets around Sa Pa in the northwest of Vietnam.  This market is located about 60 km (36 miles) from Lào Cai, a city just across the Red River from Hekou, China.  The people seated at the long tables in the picture below are enjoying a communal breakfast before shopping in the market.

This photo was taken in the early morning of February 14, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, 55 mm.

Bangkok Fruit Seller’s Bicycle — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows.

In addition to seeing its many temples, no visit to Bangkok’s Chinatown is really complete without a visit to the sprawling Pak Klong Talad Flower and Vegetable Market. Coming from Wat Arun on the other side of the Chao Phraya River, we exited our river boat at stop N6, Tha Memorial Bridge, to continue back to our hotel in Chinatown.  With a small detour, we could also visit the market. In addition to the wholesalers inside the market, there are many individual proprietors selling small amounts from their personal vehicles, e.g., carts or bicycles, parked in the streets or on the sidewalks beside the large market.  The owner of this bicycle is selling lemons from a basket on the handlebars.

This photo was taken on Jan 31,2017. Specs are:

Canon SL1, ISO 400,  f/5.6, 1/1250 sec, 20mm