December 30, 2006

plump & ripe

Fruits anyone? I fancy a banana just about now. Here's a tourist at one of our many fruit stalls. I stood watching him for a couple of minutes as he chose his fruits and haggled the price. A tourist well versed in the art of local street ethics.

One more day to enjoy 2006 and all the fruits of your labour. Come Monday, another year begins with it's own set of dreams and aspirations. Do you have any? I do and I'm ready to take it on. This weekend I'm staying home to clean and fix broken things like wind-chimes and chairs. Hope you have a great final weekend of '06.


Blogger Olivier said...

"Il y a tout au long des marchés de Provence
Qui sentent, le matin, la mer et le Midi
Des parfums de fenouil, melons et céleris
Avec dans leur milieu, quelques gosses qui dansent
Voyageur de la nuit, moi qui en ribambelle
Ai franchi des pays que je ne voyais pas
J'ai hâte au point du jour de trouver sur mes pas
Ce monde émerveillé qui rit et qui s'interpelle
Le matin au marché"

Bel etalage et belle photo, les couleurs sont magnifiques.

“There is throughout the markets of Provence
Which feel, the morning, sea and South
Of the fennel perfumes, melons and celeries
With in their medium, some kids who dance
Traveller of the night, me which in long string
crossed countries that I did not see
I am in a hurry at the point of the day to find on my steps
This filled with wonder world which laughs and which is challenged
the morning at the market "
Bel display and beautiful photo, the colors are splendid.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Have you ever eaten those dragon fruits, the pink artichoke looking thing?

4:17 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

He looks like he's studied the wares on the stall and has chosen to dive in. Delicious!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

You photographed both the tourist and all the fruit in an inviting way. Plans for 2007? Just go with the flow! It's going to be interesting to see how my life changes while I'm in México. Check out mi casa in my Friday post and tell me what you think!!

11:44 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

HEY! Is that a BLONDE guy feeling the pears? I fancy his banana too! I mean A BANANA..A...A....! ;-) Cute shot E!

3:06 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

Ed, this stall reminds me of when we were younger, dad will drive along this jalan and stop in front of the fruit stall.

We just tell the person the fruits we want, and the uncle will just pick the ones that are nice and sweet. They have this magical skill to see through the fruits and pick out the best. No haggling as well, as he always gives the best price as regulars.

Ming, I have some Dragon Fruits in my fridge now. They are quite delicious! The ones with pink filling inside are one of the best tasting!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

i sense you were feeling fruity.....?

6:22 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Feeling? I am a fruit. Or so I've been told :)

11:00 AM  

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