Markets are always interesting places to visit, and this one was no exception! I am loving our new city, because it is so easy and quick to get out into the countryside, to smaller villages, where life is in some ways simpler, in some ways much more difficult. It is certainly very photogenic! In many ways I can’t imagine living in these rural areas…no indoor plumbing, no running water, limited selection of groceries…I am too much of a spoiled city girl! 🙂 But I do love visiting! In some ways it’s like going back in time. And there is always so much to see. It really is interesting. Not just seeing rural life, but rural life in another culture.
This photo and the next one are of a man selling baskets on the side of the road. I had been wanting to buy one of these baskets for awhile now, but couldn’t find them. So I was very excited to find him and his baskets, and proceeded to very excitedly purchase one of them! And he very kindly posed for a couple of photos for me…picking up his baskets to hold as props! 🙂 Perfect!
I saw these two men in the street and loved watching them. I’m not sure if they were just greeting one another, or if they were finalizing some kind of deal, but it seemed very intimate and heartfelt how they stood there with both hands clasped together.
This bag of peppers came to about 18 cents American! We’re not sure how farmers make any money here!In this same market area there were the most amazing grape vine trellises over top of the street, but I am going to save that for another post! You’ll have to check back later to see those… 🙂