From tiny villages in remote islands of Indonesia to the bustling cobbled town squares of the Baltic states, or the quiet hilltop streets of the roof of Peru to the mega malls of of westernised cities humans have "markets". We all go to "the shops" to buy our families much needed supplies, or to sell our wares to bring in an income or perhaps to browse, or to chat.
Markets are a place where the people of a town convene. Where the Mums and Dads barter, and where the chilfren play and then wait to go home with their new treasures.
I love markets. The colours, the smells, the sounds, the hum, the life and the unusual items for sale.
Everytime I go to a new place I try to visit "their marketplace".
I buy nothing, but I always come back with many treasures stored safely in my trusty digital Camera.
Here are some "finds" from some of the markets I have visited in the past few months.
Canon S40 digital