Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Midnight Flower Market

Midnight Flower Market

This is Bangkok's Flower Market (not to be confused with the floating market). I went to visit this place at around 2 AM, since this is when the shopkeepers are most active. They start arranging the flowers to get them ready for morning deliveries! A walk down this street will take you to a world of colours, fragrances, textures, designs, and so much more! :) 

Originally uploaded by  Antara Sarkar , she has wonderful photos, follow her facebook page.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Central Market in Thimphu (Bhutan)

"The very large, two-story Central Market in Thimphu (Bhutan) bears a strong resemblance to similar markets around the world. What I don't understand is this: if 50 different sellers are selling the identical vegetables at the same prices, how does a buyer decide where to buy his/her vegetables? Do buyers get everything from one place, or do they spread their money around?"

 Originally uploaded by Tony Wasserman. He just returned from Cuba, where he took photographs of some other markets. You can see his set at flickr.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Fish Market in South Korea

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"I was travelling in South Korea on a day trip with a friend from Seoul to Seoraksan National Park in the northeast of the country. Whilst passing through a village (just south of Sokcho) we spotted a hive of activity down by the harbour and stopped to investigate. It turned out to be a very busy fish market with many stalls and eating places, a photographic treasure trove. My only regret is that I did not try more foods as I was keen to keep my hands free for operating the camera. A lucky chance find, it wasn't especially big, but there was at least one photograph at every turn! Fabulous!"

Originally uploaded by Mark Baker

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Camel Market

Camels For Sale

"Herders at the camel market on the far west side of Omdurman, Sudan. Many of the animals end up on the dinner tables of Egypt or the race tracks of the Gulf States."

Originally uploaded by David Stanley ,
The original Sudan photo with caption is here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Monastiraki Flea Market

"A salep seller in Monastiraki sq., adjacent to Plaka, in Athens -Greece."

Originally uploaded by Ioannis D. Giannakopoulos

Ferney-Voltaire, France

The photo was taken by Éva Höltzl in Ferney-Voltaire in France, near the Switzerland border.

Éva is one of my friends who is a teacher and a talented photographer at the same time :)