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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Bazaar

A Pakistani man in his traditional "Shalwar Kameez" (lose fitting trousers and long shirt) and a "Pagri" (Traditional Turban) selling fruit in an open air Sunday Bazaar the local version of the american farmer's market.

22 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

I find this photo SO interesting. First time I see fruit displays lined with tall grass. Great looking oranges (lots of nice navel oranges here too, they are particularly sweet and juicy this time of year). I also recognize the pale green round veggies; here they are called Thai eggplants.

Those seem to be rugs, are they?

Destitute Rebel said...

Thank you Fenix, fruit are usually displayed with the tall grass under them all over pakistan, I dont really know the reason but it could be to hide the hideous baskets used. Pakistan is Famous for its Citrus Fruit, much more juicies are flavorful then the ones I had in America. The pale green "veggies" are actually off season guvavas from a bad crop.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Markets anywhere in the world are always so local in feel and so interesting. Nice photo. And the dandelion shot was good, too!

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks, It was a nice place to photograph, took lots of pictures.

Jim said...

Everything looks good, and the display of food is much better than in our farmers markets, making it more appealing.

Clueless in boston said...

Great photo. The color saturation is wonderful. I like the fruit displays and think they look good with the green grass lining the baskets; maybe its just to offset the color of the fruit and not because of the ugly baskets.

alice said...

So many interesting details on this photo...(I've enlarged it).
I read on MontpellierDP you're listening the song "Quelqu'un m'a dit"by Carla Bruni, so amazing! (="someone told me")

Uma por Dia said...

Such a lovely market, here they display the fruit diferently and I love the clothing that make shadows

gizelle said...

Perhaps the grass is to keep the citrus fresh! Im sure it smells good in this area where they sell cirtus fruit! Lovely depiction f everyday life!

Benjamin Madison said...

Great colors and I love these market and street scenes.

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Alaska!
Great photo of the Sunday Bazaar! It really nice to see your part of the world. Thanks!
Gwyn

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks Jim.

Clueless you could be right it could just be to give color to the fruit.

Hey Alice, thanks, It is a wonderful song.

Hey Uma, it is quite an interesting place I took lots of pictures.

Gizelle, The grass and straw is used, there are several theories and yours has weight in it :-)

Thanks Benjamin, I love pictures where there are people, especially since they give character and culture to a photo, faces tell stories i believe.

Thanks Gwyn, I'm glad you like what you see.

Chuck Pefley said...

Love your Avatar image. Looks perfectly idyllic. Thanks for visiting today.

Lezard said...

Lovely presentation of the fruit! No need to have studied merchandising to know that nicely presented items call for upselling! Nice shot, and thanks for visiting The Hague Daily Photo!

Rambling Round said...

That fruit looks wonderful.

Chris said...

The fruit in your photo looks so good. Oranges here are good right now, although some of the other fruit tastes like cardboard.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'm glad I found you.

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks Chuck.

How ver true Lezard, thanks.

Rambling round,The fruit tasted wonderfull too I bought some.

TChris, he Guvavas in the picture sure tasted like cardboard but the citrus was amazing.

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Denton said...

Welcome to the City Daily Photo community and greeting from Greenville, South Carolina (USA) ... The Shalwar Kameez sounds like what I wear regularly (lose fitting trousers and shirt). The big difference is I'm much more likely to wear a baseball cap and a short sleeve shirt.

dcdailyphoto said...

great shot!! keep up the good work on the blog!

Bergson said...

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Kris McCracken said...

Those oranges look great. Market shots are always interesting topics.