Monday, May 12, 2014

Abubakar Market

Abubakar Market

"Abubakar Market, Borno State, Nigeria. Local market scene.
The market is a meeting place for different ethnic groups and farmers to sell their product."

Originally uploaded by Irene Becker, visit her Page on FB:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Maeklong railway market

Maeklong railway market ตลาดแม่กลอง

"Maeklong Railway Market, located in Samut Songkhram, Thailand, 1-2 hours drive from Bangkok. It looks like any other open-air market in Asia. There are tropical fruits and vegetables such as lychee, durian, and mango in big brightly colored piles, variety of dried spices, pastes and herbs, freshly caught seafood and other local foods. The crowd weave their way around in between vendors, picking up whatever they need for the day. The market is sheltered by low-hanging awnings/umbrellas and if you look closely, you will notice that you are actually walking on train rails.

Then a piercing siren sounds and in a flash the market transforms - the shoppers disappear and the stallholders whip away their produce. One moment you see the locals shopping for their vegetables and the next moment the vendors will scoop up their baskets and boxes and anything that lies over the track. The market comes to a standstill as all the vendors hold on to the poles supporting their awnings to make way for the train to pass. It is such a tight squeeze that the train travelling at about 15mph almost touches the fruits, vegetables and everything else at the marketplace as it passes through."

Originally uploaded by Igor Bilic.  Please have a look at his great photography site

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tallin Market

Tallinn Market

Market inside the ramparts of the town wall in Tallinn, Estonia. This market sold mostly handmade woolens.

Originally uploaded by Terence Faircloth

Monday, May 5, 2014

Myanmar Inle Lake

Myanmar Inle Lake

Originally uploaded by Jim Delcid

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Flea Market

Flea Market - Old Tel Aviv/Yafo

This is the old flea market in Tel Aviv, Israel. It's filled with wonderful and strange things as well as wonderful and strange people.

Originally uploaded by Teena Wildman

Howler monkey

Howler monkey, Mercado Belen, Iquitos, Peru

Howler monkey, Mercado Belen, Iquitos, Peru

Originally uploaded by Motoperu

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru

"This photo was taken at the Mercado Belen in Iquitos, Peru.
There are a lot of Mercado Belen photos at this link. One of my favorites is the vendor with the howler monkey on the first page."

Originally uploaded by Motoperu.

La Boqueria Fruit Stall

La Boqueria Fruit Stall

La Boqueria market is a large indoor food market in Barcelona. The market is located on Las Ramblas, one of the city's main thoroughfares. Selling all kinds of food produce, this market is a feast for the senses. 

Originally uploaded by iExplorelIT

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fish Vendor at the Leganes Public Market

Fish Vendor at the Leganes Public Market

Originally uploaded by Romeo Banias

Dried Cuttlefish (Cambodia)

Dried Cuttlefish - Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh

Dried Cuttlefish - Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh, originally uploaded by Kirk. Have a look at Kirk's food blog, too!

The Phnom Penh Central Market is housed in a colonial-style building in the heart of the Cambodian capital. Its Khmer name Psar Thmay translates as "new market", although it is more commonly referred in English as Central Market.


The Psar Thmay was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre. It consists of four wings dominated by a central dome. Within the four wings and around the compound outside are on sale almost anything you can think of, including electronic equipment, clothing, watches, bags, suitcases, dried and fresh foodstuff, jewellery, clothes from cheap t-shirts to krama (Khmer scarves), pseudo-antique, books including photocopied travel guides and lots of souvenirs.