Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sevare - Market Day

Shopping, shopping everywhere!

This is the local "shopping mall" in Sevare.

A hive of activity, it's always fun to go to local markets where:

- It's all about commerce. If you're not buying, they're not interested.

- It's all about the locals. Pandering to visitors is non-existent.

My local market purchases were few, but they did raise a few eyebrows. I purchased some blocks of salt (always needed), and a small mirror I needed for my travel kit. My choice on the latter was between a pic of a Chinese tart or palm trees on the obverse - either way, very pink.

I think I'm the only one who will remember the desert and Mali when I see the palm trees. Oh well.

Stood on a balcony for some time watching all this action...

1 comment:

  1. I *love* market photos -- the color, the vibrancy of the clothing and fresh foods . . . they give a feel for the people of a country in a way that a photo of a monument or landmark simply can't do.



An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.