Saturday, October 09, 2010

SOME VENDORS IN GOA..****

I love people and I love to see the way they dress, the way they talk and hence whenever I get an opportunity to visit a place a market is the first place I visit it’s the window to that place, you can know and see the local people there, you can know what they eat, and also know how they talk and communicate with you


  
I have clicked some pictures in Goa of the vegetable vendors and the flower vendors over a large period of time and here are a few of them for your perusal 


 
some of  these ladies were so happy to be clicked that they actually posed for the pictures...


 In the picture above you see a grandmother , working at this age for her livelihood when she should have been at home and resting . The efforts of such people usually go unappreciated because of the situation that they fall in and earning becomes a compulsion.
I feel I could do a little bit for her by buying my plate of flowers from her and got her a chilled bottle of coke to quench her thrist in the hot afternoon that she was sitting  and doing her job,  My little act  lit up her face and that's what made my day,and I remember her shy smile till today.
They are very self respecting people and that's all that I could do for her....





 
Don’t you feel they are so real , no pretense , no makeup just doing their day to day hard work and earning their livelihood , so nice to look and interact with such people…I feel its these people that builds up the character of the place and makes it a place worth visiting... DO YOU AGREE??


9 comments:

indosungod said...

Beautiful pictures Mahek.

nayna said...

yes Mahek, these are the people that give character to a place . Interesting photos.

kavita said...

Nice pictures.
Myself a goan and will be visiting goa next month.
very much excited especially after seeing these photos.

Mahek said...

hi
Kavita,
Thanks for your lovely comments on both the blogs...

thanks
Nayna
Thanks
Indosungod
can I know your name please

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Going to Goa this evening

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Unfortunately 2 days we could't move out of vivanta,Fort Aguada.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

I have posted few photographs of Harne Bunder on my blog. Could you please have a look

R said...

my first time here, ur blog is a nice little window to goan cuisine and culture!

Calgaroo said...

OMG!..I absolutely love your photos..they are gorgeous..