Fruit stand, Medellin, Colombia

Fruit Stand, Medellin

Colombia produced 7.98 million metric tons of fruit in 2010, a near three-fold increase since 1970. Some 50kg is represented on this street vendor’s stand in Medellin. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 189th (!) straight, was snapped on 05-June-2013. Please click on the image to see the full uncropped version. …

Ljubljana Central Market, July 2014

Ljubljana Central Market II

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 181st straight (!), was shot after hours this afternoon at Ljubljana’s Central Market where I still proudly rule as Mayor. On Foursquare, that is. I’ve curtailed my visits back from six per week lately but still maintain a market-related photo album on Google+ when I’m …


Video: 195 Seconds at Ljubljana’s Christmas Market

It’s a little dark in parts for which I apologize; it’s also a bit heavy on sausages, for which I do not.

Mercado Central lunch rush. Sucre, Bolivia, 08-Apr-2013

Lunch Rush at the Central Market in Sucre (Pic du Jour)

Here are a few shots from the food court in Sucre’s Central Market, my favorite lunch spot in the city. At top is a quick snap of this afternoon’s lunch rush. After spending more than two months with the hefty prices in both Argentina and Chile, Bolivia’s kindness on the …

At the Mercado Central, Santiago, 19-Mar-2013

20 Minutes in Santiago’s Mercado Central

the WordPress Photo Challenge for the week is ‘Future Tense’, asking us to catch a glimpse of the proverbial shape of things to come. When I watched this gentleman weighing some fish for a customer at the Mercado Central, or Central Market, in Santiago last week, I was only thinking …

freshly-boiled dog at a market in Nanning

A Dog at the Market

You can now cross Boiled Dog in a Nanning Market off your list of things to see before you die. I’ve posted this pic a couple times before but it’s the first one to come to mind when Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack asked visitors to share some market pics …


Palm Sunday Prep – Ljubljana Pic of the Day

Another shot from the central market yesterday, a vendor preparing small bouquets of palms. These were everywhere yesterday. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!


Vegetarianism and Bouquets – Ljubljana Pics of the Day

Another gorgeous day, my bike seat is calling, so before I beat a hasty retreat, here are a few quick pics shot a couple hours ago in Ljubljana’s central market that illustrate two things: it’s difficult to be a vegetarian here and Slovenians love fresh cut flowers. Enjoy!


30 Minutes in Istanbul’s Spice Market

The Love Tea immediately caught my eye. Can’t hurt, right? Unfortunately the 250g I bought was left in a bag in my hotel room. And so it goes. I can only hope the next occupant made use of it as it was meant to be used. This, and the pics …


Doha’s Souq Waqif, a quick stop

Here’s another brief bit from Doha, a few scenes shot from the hip at the Souq Waqif last weekend. It’s a lively place in the mornings and evenings – particularly the latter – where locals and visitors come to shop, browse, and socialize. It’s undergone an immense transformation over the …