Colourful markets

While I wait for the next jaunt I’m filling in the time with some collections of some of my favourite photos from the past few years.

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Along with peeling paint and endless buildings I also have  HUGE fascination for markets, food, textiles, herbs, spices, kitchen utensils – you name it, I love to snap it.

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No matter where in the world I’ve been, whether Thailand, Italy, Greece or Hong Kong, I always seem to gravitate towards them.

Here’s just a few of the many many colourful market memories from recent trips.

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The mobile crisp cart plies its trade in Sadar Market in Jodhpur while an onion seller poses in Pushkar and a colourful sari clad woman waits for customers.

This collection are all from our fantastic trip to India back in 2010. Travelling from Delhi, across Rajasthan and ending in balmy Kerela.

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Under the sweltering sun this pair of street sellers in Pushkar display a wealth of luscious produce for the passing crowds.

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A customer haggles for the best possible prices in the Clock Tower market – women often seem to drive the hardest bargains!

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This thoughtful woman was sat in the middle of the hectic Clock Tower / Sadar Market in Jodphur. She’s an oasis of calm amongst a whirl of humanity.

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Meanwhile the back streets are crammed full of family run stalls that are stacked high with packages, boxes, bags and tubs of snacks.

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This rather sombre looking stall holder stands guard behind a colourful, neatly stacked selection of goodies in the blue city.

These mobile veg sellers stroll along the pavements of Jaipur offering a tantilising array of gorgeous vegetables. Even the smallest of stalls is immaculately set out, its wares perfectly arranged as if in a high class shop window.

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Finally I get caught out snapping these ladies with their perfectly stacked baskets of vegetables.

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Incredible India – Delhi continued

Here’s even more colourful market traders in Old Delhi

Carrying on our second day in Dehli we headed to India Gate, the memorial which commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Raj in World War 1.

Clustered around the monument were people selling all sorts of things from flutes to ice creams, hot nuts to fluffy pom poms!

I loved the battered old tuc tucs they used as ice cream vans!

Check out the soles of my feet caked with the Delhi mud! Rather gross.

We were now meant to continue our journey across Rajasthan via an over night train to Udiapur taking 12 hours.

Alas this was not to be due to ongoing protests. People had ripped up train lines and were sleeping on the railway tracks. So became the epic 26 hour car journey cross country. . . .