Ailsa, at Where’s my Backpack, invites us to share our shopping experiences in our travels with the theme Merchandise. Like her, when traveling with my camera, I have much more often enjoyed photographing local merchandise than doing any shopping. Here’s a small sample of that.
Fruits and souvenirs, Siena, Italy.
Charcuterie, Greve in Chianti, Italy.
Fine glass, Venice, Italy.
Masks! Venice, Italy.
Artisanal ceramics, Jericoacoara, Brazil.
Bogolan textiles, Bamako, Mali.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Meeting Places.
Men meet and hangout outside the marketplace in Bamako, Mali.
In beautiful Siena, the Piazza Del Campo is a definite meeting place, where both locals and tourists converge to sit and talk, eat, or just admire the beauty of the place.
Young people in Venice, Italy, get together by the water for a beer and some idle talk.
Workers at the busy bakery that sells the delicious “pastéis de nata” in Belem, Lisbon.
Vendor at the Artisan Market in Bamako, Mali.
Guitar-playing vendor on skates works hard selling T-shirts in Venice, CA.
View other entries at Ailsa’s blog: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/02/21/travel-theme-work/