Monday, April 1, 2013

Pedestrian Crossing at the Fresh Produce Market

This is a scene at the huge open air fruit and vegetable market in Jeddah.  Cars are not allowed inside the numerous wide aisles which are filled with vendors, shoppers, and flatbeds.  I find this place amazing, although I prefer going during the cooler winter months.

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18 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

So much colour and exotica! Looks like a wonderful place to explore ... but happy to take your advice about saving it for winter!

Tanya Breese said...

what a great place to do your shopping....love all the bright colors!

Dina said...

Your souk looks so orderly. It's nice to see the different people in action.

LOLfromPasa said...

Looks splendid!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ooo! All that colourful produce looks delish Susie. I agree markets are always more enjoyable in cooler weather.

Ann Erdman said...

I'm one of the Pasadena bloggers and clicked through from Petrea's site. Thanks for this lovely slice of life from your corner of the world!

Sharon said...

There is just something about an open air market that makes the food taste that much better.

cieldequimper said...

I can just about smell it! Wonderful!

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

It's odd to see a man dressed in black. It almost looks like a priest's cassock.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jerry - During the cooler months here, men are more likely to wear darker colors and even wool thobes.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Red Nomad Oz - The produce tends to get more pungent in the warmer months too ...

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Tanya - It's really fun to go there. My husband loves to bargain with the vendors. It's unbelievably cheap compared to the prices in the states.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Dina - I love seeing the huge bunches of herbs stacked so neatly. It's pretty!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi LOLfromPasa - Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Carraol said...

Great capture, colorful and very original. The place looks interesting!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is fascinating to me as I can't imagine where they would grow vegetables. I think Saudi Arabia and all I can think is "desert."

JM said...

Great street life shot! I love markets, there always is so much to see.

Buck said...

I wish our outdoor markets were this organised! This is an exquisite interpretation of the theme, kudos!