Bazaars of the world - I

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Photo of Bazaars of the world - I by Divyangana Kakade

I love visiting markets while travelling any city, town or even the smallest village.

Why?

First of all, it is a great place to observe a part of local economy - what grows in the region, what people eat in the region, what is created here and what is valued here, what is demanded and supplied and what is bought and sold.

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 1/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Assortment of artifacts

Secondly, it is a great place to understand a part of local culture - how people buy, how people talk to each other, how people bargain and how people fight. You can observe all kinds of people here - who live in the city and who are visitors in the city.

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 2/13 by Divyangana Kakade
A seller, waiting courteously for customers to reach his stall

This is why the post on markets, alias Bazaars!

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 3/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Crockery and household bay

The pictures here are just a representative of amazing things and amazing people I found in one of the oldest markets of London, in a UNESCO world heritage site - the Greenwich market.

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 4/13 by Divyangana Kakade
One of the entrances to the Greenwich market

Greenwich completely changed the image of markets in my mind. 

I always thought markets to be chaotic, brimming with people - customers, sellers, window shoppers, and pickpocketers too maybe. Greenwich was opposite of that.

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 5/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Woollens – right out of the factory

I think, rather than describing Greenwich market with words, let the pictures describe it to you.

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 6/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Pretty skirts – again right out of the factory

This lady managed to sell me a cute little skirt, that I constantly strive to fit in :D

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 7/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Tools for the leather-craft…
Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 8/13 by Divyangana Kakade
…and the end result of the leather-craft!
Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 9/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Metal imitation of leaves
Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 10/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Well, so what if it's not  Halloween
Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 11/13 by Divyangana Kakade
Not lesser than a gem, is it?
Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 12/13 by Divyangana Kakade
There were old guns, tens of different kinds of old cameras, and what not!

And, as a couple of earlier pictures showed it too, the market is also a workshop for so many artists and craftsmen!

Photo of Bazaars of the world - I 13/13 by Divyangana Kakade
An artist engrossed in carving
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