At this time of shopping frenzy across America, it does the heart good to remember that people aren’t shopping for useless things everywhere in the world. From my other website, EarthPhotos.com, here is a selection of photos showing how they do it elsewhere in the world. Click ’em to enlarge.
Cho Cu ‘Old’ Market, Saigon, Vietnam.
Tailor shop, Likoma Island, Malawi.
Fishmonger, Howth, Ireland.
The Grand Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt.
Vendor at the morning produce market, Hoi An, Vietnam.
This lady sells and repairs utensils at a market south of Quito, Ecuador.
The Mercado open air market, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – HDR.
Croquetas, Old Havana, Cuba.
Detail of lamp shop, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul.
Cold drink shop, Rangoon, Burma.
Lal Market Road, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.
This lady is selling yak cheese on Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet.
Floating Market, Thailand.
Gun shop underground in Galata, Istanbul.
Parilla, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Herb trader, village in Atlas mountains, Morocco.
Painter from Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia, and his work, in Kazbegi town, Republic of Georgia.
Strawberry girl, Saturday market, Savonlinna, Finland.
God’s Glory Salon and shopping area, Kampala, Uganda.
The Supermarket on Lenin Street, on the central square, inside the 30-kilometer Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Pripyat, Ukraine.
If you’d fancy any of these for yourself, you can buy them, and any of around 20,000 other photos, in a range of sizes and shapes, mounted or not, printed on gift boxes and shirts and more, at EarthPhotos.com. Click any photo to see it larger at EarthPhotos.com. See the entire EarthPhotos Markets Gallery here. Continue reading for twenty more photos.