Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'm back!

I'm back from India, the official Land of Colors, and I thought I'd share some pics!

These are pictures I took on the run of a vegetable market in Poona, my home city in India. Most of the market is out on the street, but some of it is in an ancient building with real stained glass windows. It's like walking into a different world. I only wish I had time to compose my shots, but I hope you'll get the idea!

Here's the structure I just mentioned - all old black stone with strange spire-like thingys...




There were bunches of onions and garlic and peppers suspended in mesh bags, along with bananas and pineapples and lemons...

The ceiling is very high, with those windows all around shining red and green.

And this is the outside part of the market:




Can you tell this place would be blindingly bright without those awnings?


I wish I had more pictures of the fruit stalls. There were strawberries and figs and papayas and pineapples and pears and peaches and pomegranates (OK, that's a lot of p's, but you get the idea) not to mention the grapes, bananas, apples, and oranges, of course...and a few others I didn't even know the names of.


This strawberry seller's awnings really caught my eye - they were so festive!



Broccoli, bitter gourd, eggplant and cucumber...


And all the fresh green (and red) things this man could find...




Look at those mounds of produce...stunning!



They had everything packaged and ready to go - corn, lentils, mushrooms, stir-fry medleys...I would happily turn vegetarian with a market like this to go to! Unfortunately, the pictures don't capture the absolute profusion of color all around when you enter this place, but this is the best I can do!

Until nex time!

Azra

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks for sharing the pics :D lots of great colour!

Tizzalicious said...

Welcome back!

The Rainbow Room said...

What amazing photos! Looks inspiring : )

Azra Momin said...

Thanks, guys! Glad you liked the post!

Prettydreamer said...

Loved your photos... thank you!!

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