Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Markets are one of the places, which can be found in every community around the world. A market serves as a public place for buying and selling various kinds of goods and service. It is one of the things that we have in common in our global society since the ancient time.

But at the same time, markets also have their own characters, which distinguish them from one another. One way to “experience” a foreign country is to explore its markets. It is a nice place where you can see “local” characteristics melting together: people, language, way of life, customs, products, ambiance, climate etc.

The photos below show markets in the traditional meaning, as public place for purchase and sell of goods. But they also reveal unique characters of each place, already noticeable at the first glance. 

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A market selling hand-woven carpets and household goods, surrounded by buildings which are typical for desert regions. A man wearing a thawb is passing by. Rissani, Morocco, February 2013.

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Tropical fruits are sold at stalls on the street. You may spot some local men wearing lungis and keeping monkeys on leads. Kolkata, India, April 2013.

As you can see, markets are so full of colorful things and stories to be told. It is one of the wonderful places to observe the local lives. Maybe next time you travel, you might consider putting local markets in your travel itinerary. 😉

(This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge, in which guest host, Frédéric Biver, asked us to bring two photos together and create dialogue and interrelation between them.)


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