miércoles, 30 de abril de 2008
martes, 29 de abril de 2008
There's longans, mandarins, and many different apples.
Chinatown, San Francisco los E.E.U.U. (St de Stockton) allí es longans, mandarines, y muchas diversas manzanas.
lunes, 28 de abril de 2008
Uma manhã no mercado central de São Paulo - One morning in the Central Market of São Paulo.
Cargado originalmente por de Paula FJ
It is located at Rua Cantareira, 306, downtown, between Rua 25 de Março and Parque D. Pedro II.
domingo, 27 de abril de 2008
sábado, 26 de abril de 2008
And it was (still being) under construction, improvements, when we visited it. :(
Of course, Best Viewed Large ;D
And so they are friendly people who invite conversation. Strike up conversations with them. Ask them how they feel about long hours outside and find out why they like doing what they are doing.
What they earn depends on determination, mark-up, and the popularity of what they sell. They work hard and smart, but remember: many of New York's biggest stores started with individual proprietors who were street-cart merchants.
Historically, it is at the bazaar (a street stalls) where fortunes are made and family specialties are formed. Many of these specialties become family crafts, with tips and techniques past down through generations. The bazaar is always a colourful place, filled with creative people who vie for your attention.
To most street-sellers their talent, ideas, energy, enthusiasm, and craftsmanship runs high. Generally, the people who sell at street shops or stalls rely upon themselves (rather than on employers) to make a living. This couple make a reasonably good living selling seasonal fruits here in Adyar just opposite Runs hotel and adjacent to a bus stand.
A typical Archanai (a ritual) Thatu (means plate and in this context a small basket or tray) contains a. one or two coconuts, b. Fruits-usually banana, c. Flowers, d. beetle leaf and nuts and e. camphor for arathi.
The gurukal (priest) usually performs the pooja (ritual or prayer). And the temple usually has all the material required for a basic pooja. Due to the sheer number of people that come by to a temple and perform these pooja’s, the temple runs out of material. It’s a standard practice these days to get your own pooja material before getting your special pooja done at the temple. You can buy a basket and leave your footwear with the archanai thatu seller.
Over so many years our family knows this women and her daughter
viernes, 25 de abril de 2008
jueves, 24 de abril de 2008
at Mumbai's Bhaji Gulli. (Vegetable Street)
Should you be in Mumbai & want to take a personalised tour, I highly recommend Deepa Krishna of Mumbai Magic: A la Carte Tours. The tour I took here was the newly launched Mumbai Local Tour which takes in a fascinating variety of architecture, markets and transport across this vibrant mega-city.
miércoles, 23 de abril de 2008
I am sure coconut has many healing properties - and the Sri Lankans make delicious dishes using it, including the "national dish" of pol sambol e.g. www.netcooks.com/recipes/Salads/Pol.Sambol.html
Just thinking about it is making me hungry!
This photo is part of Celebrating Yesterday's Rain Fall.
Update: oh my, my friend reminds me, "Buah is sundanese word for mango". I have known for a long time but did not consider about that yesterday.
Should you be in Mumbai & want to take a personalised tour, I highly recommend Deepa Krishna and Freni Avari of Mumbai Magic: A la Carte Tours. The tour I took here was of the fishing village at Worli which is far from the usual tourist route of the Mumbai and has a completely different atmosphere to the heaving city.