Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Street Seller


An incredible sight at Santo Amaro de Oeiras

39 comments:

Dina said...

I hope she earns her daily bread selling the produce.

Olivier said...

belle photo de vie rurale

Gunn said...

Nice photo. And I do hope that the lady will have many customers.

Joan Elizabeth said...

You say incredible so I am assuming it is unusual to see people selling produce on the side of the road like this.

brattcat said...

Nice capture, JM.

Kate said...

This woman doesn't look particularly spry so I wonder how she got all her merchandise together at that spot? It looks like a hard life to me.

JM said...

@Joan Elizabeth: Yes, you are right, this shot seems to have been taken in the far countryside.

Sharon said...

I had the same thought at Kate. I'm hoping that someone else sets up the fruit and vegetables and she just acts as cashier. Either way, it almost brings a tear to the eye.

Woody said...

What a complex shot, well done. An incredible range of colors and textures. It's sad that someone her age needs to do this, but it appears that she's lead a long life, so maybe it's not so bad.

JM said...

@Kate and Sharon: I'm sure she's not alone in this business, someone had to drive her (and the boxes!) here, but I will ask her if I see her again.

Margaret said...

I can imagine that Grandmother agreed to sit under the shade tree and take the money for the produce. I think she has a lot of help with this. And she can feel useful, contributing something to the family endeavors. Wish I could meet her.
Margaret

Leif Hagen said...

That looks like a lot of work for a woman of Maria's age! I hope her grandson is helping her! Did you buy some peaches from her?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful shot JM, a real colourful 'slice of life' image!!

Lois said...

What a beautiful picture JM. She certainly has a wide variety to choose from!

joo said...

Fruit and vegetables look yummy and I like the photo:)

Cezar and Léia said...

A senhora parece cansada...espero que ela tenha conseguido vender algumas frutas!
Bem diferente essa foto! :)
Léia

Carolina Tavares said...

Muita luta. Por cá vemos coisas assim também.

Halcyon said...

An interesting shot. I am sure this woman has some stories to tell.

cieldequimper said...

This looks like something out of a 20th century history book...

VP said...

A picturesque, wonderful mess!

Stickup Artist said...

I was wondering the same as some others; how did she get all that variety of fruit and vegetables there? I like to imagine she is from a lovely farm in the countryside. Love all the warm tones. An extremely rich image!

Andrew said...

A fantastic image... I would love to buy some of her produce..
Ireally don't like all the pre-packed washed and all the same size stuff.

Jacob said...

Very enterprising. I wonder if she grows these fruits and veggies or she buys them from a farmer? She looks industrious and as though she's doing some sewing in between customers! Super photo!

Babzy said...

wow , i like it !

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, JM! I hope she does well! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

Dave said...

An incredibly tight and congested street corner, however I suspect she is located in just the right spot to get loads of potential custom.

A lovely shot of someones daily life

RedPat said...

A wonderful shot! She probably enjoys talking to all her customers. Hope she does have a lot of help.

J Bar said...

Amazing shot. We see nothing like that in Sydney.

Ann said...

I hope someone helps her set up the store and cart the boxes at the end of the day.

Lovely orangy autumn color.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful shot with at least one story... I hope that you will share more about her.

Bises,
Genie

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Down to earth, well taken !

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

This is just a wonderful shot JM! You truly made wonders of bringing a single photo yet loading it with a thousands of emotions with a story! I was truly touched to see the old lady in this photo! If I was there I would have bought a lot of fruits and eat them at that same spot while chatting with her. Hope you post again about the lady!

Steven^^

Randy said...

Amazing photograph, is that a puppy on her lap?

T. Becque said...

Wow, incredible.

Arija said...

Now that's what I call a real road-side stall. Wonderful colourful reflections on the pavement and a wonderful older lady. I wonder what she is working at. a great shot!

Jarart said...

This is a very touching scene and great capture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this!!! I recently posted a market picture from here, but yours is so much more picturesque -- and the lady, the vendor, is just a remarkable study. Lovely post.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Foto comovente!
Essa pobre senhora já tem idade para poder estar tranquila en casa!

Virginia said...

You already know what a marvelous image this is, but just let me gush a little. Fantastic!!!!
V