The quirks and character of a culture truly come alive in the marketplace. Nowhere is this more evident than in the markets of India. As a serious shopper, I adore outdoor markets where I can observe the locals shop for whatever their interests and needs require. Sometimes I discover an unusual fruit that I have never tasted before or notice an item that never warranted my attention before and occasionally I even capture it in a photograph. Come on, let’s go shopping!
I must have walked by this sword dealer numerous times but it wasn’t until I saw this group of beautifully turbaned men shopping, that I actually noticed these swords.
Although I love to shop and cook, it is the people in these markets that grab my attention.
When there is an interlude between sales, this merchant catches up with the news.
This woman sits patiently by the side of the road waiting for a customer.
Shopping is a universal experience that nearly every one enjoys, regardless of your age or background. So much is revealed at the marketplace. And what a delight it is to be there!