International Market + People Photography + Supporting Venezuela

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I intended to do people photography in the city today afternoon before picking up my daughter from school. Turns out there were vendors from abroad at the market.

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Driving on the northern side of the market square now. There's probably a free space to park my car at on the left.

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I didn't know there was an international market going on this weekend. On the left there's Senegalese and French street food. On the right, there's Thai food, Spanish, Italian and a Finnish stall.

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An Italian guy was selling fudge. Their supplier was the same Manchester company whose products were on sale a couple of weeks ago at a market in another place.



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Wow! Venezuelan street food! These guys probably live in Spain because there are a lot of Venezuelan people living there these days. I can say without tasting their food that it must be the best Venezuelan food in town - because it's the only Venezuelan food in town. But one vendor selling liquorice actually said he had eaten at that stall many times because he liked the food.

Let's see what they have.

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Burgers. Nothing unusual here. Somewhat more interesting than average becuase they've got Spanish sausage and avocado in them.

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I've never even heard of arepas.

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They've also got cachapas. I'll let the sign do the explaining.

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I didn't have time to eat because my daughter was waiting for me. But I did have a cocada. It was a good drink to quench your thirst with but it was also full enough to do something about your hunger as well!


This is the coconut drink.



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The Italians had various types of products, mainly sausages and cheeses.


Sausages from Piedmont


This guy is selling honey made in Kälviä in Central Ostrobothnia, Finland. The honey was flavored in so many ways that trying to remember them resulted in stack overflow. 😂


This is wood tar flavored honey. I think Finns must be the only people on Earth to use wood tar as a seasoning. It is used in sauces and lozenges as far as I know.

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A stall operated by berry pickers from Southeast Asia. That's a market pretty much cornered by them. Many of them live here permanently and berry picking is a source of side income for them. Income selling berries and mushrooms is tax free.




Now for the people watching.


The market is a great place for stopping for a moment in the middle of a hectic day.


Or to a conversation over lunch.


Or just socializing at an age when you have the time.


Vendors tending their merchandize


People coming and going

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When I drove off I noticed that people were starting to use masks. My daughter told me they are already mandatory on city buses.


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Oh! This was great and now it has made me hungry! I cannot believe you didn't try one of those hamburgers! Take it from me! They are delicious! I love their spices and even their buns are different. You really had quite the array of internationals here, didn't you?

Is this the market that you happened upon a mistake? It was a great stop and the coconut drinks, well, now I am jealous! The joy of joys.

I recall your daughter saying the are now wearing masks on busses. Are your numbers going up? Ours are!

The people-watching would be my favorite too. They are always interesting and worthy of a stop. This was a great post and you took your time and showed me everything!!! So I want to thank you! That was fun!!! Can we do it again??? It totally amazed me to know how much effort people put into making their post. The challenge started and pointed out our differences in the beginning, but, then, it really started showing how many things our cultures share. When the day is done, it shows off how human we all are and how we basically all care about our families and others. I love the experience of it all. I appreciate the love and support given to #MarketFriday! Thank you! Truly! Your participation adds a piece of your world, and I have to say, people are interested in is seeing it. This entire challenge has opened up the world to me and so many others. Thank you again for being a part of all this! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:

How to Participate:

Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, clothing, plant, or animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo, an art auction, and restaurants. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for any kind of service.
Take pictures! Be creative! It’s fun!
Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
Post the picture.(s)
Don’t forget to use the MarketFriday Community #196308 to post from or hashtag it! #MarketFriday by @dswigle If you hashtag it, drop the link to your post here so I can easily find them.

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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