Sunday, October 12, 2008

"Happy ever after in the market place..."

Well, I'm definitely somehow on a rock "roll" now, with this photo named after the Beatles' song. This happy couple have a stand in a small market downtown, where they sell all kinds of batteries, plugs, extension cords...enlarge the photo to see. Before I took their photo, I'd been trying to photograph on the sly a woman selling cabbages, but she wasn't lining up as I liked. This lady gesticulated to me, making "clicking the camera motions," and said in English, "Please--photo!" (Imagine--she thought I was a tourist!) She was happy to find out I could really communicate with her, and we had a little chat. She pulled her husband over, and there's the photo. I promised her, as I often do with people, a hard copy.

12 comments:

Adam - Balkan File said...

This is a really nice photo, Pat!

She seems so happy to her photo taken. It's very admirable that you'll give her a hard copy. I bet she'll love it. :-)

MuseSwings said...

Nice picture of a great smile!

Louis la Vache said...

Well, Bibi, this is a happy image and a happy story!
Thank you for sharing it! ;-)

Virginia said...

Where do you get these Beatle songs? I guess I am now out of it on 60's songs too for pete's sake. I need to bone up. Anyway, this is the cutest couple ever. I am just wondering how they make a living selling plugs and cords. Are they the only game intown? Well, God bless em and her happy smile made my night!

Becky said...

I'm glad to hear she wasn't angry at you for taking a photo. That's what I was expecting! They are a cute couple.

Webradio said...

Hello Bibi !
nice photo, and the couple is cool with You...
the story is nice...

P.S. I "love" The beatles...

See You later.

kouji | haiku said...

what a lovely looking marketplace. :) all the colors and trinkets. :)

babooshka said...

Marvellous local image and portrait.You can have as many music imfluenced images as you like for me. Always thought lyrically this was a rather curious song, that the censors never noted.

soulbrush said...

another excellent photo, and you are so kind.

Kris said...

It's good to see that some people welcome a photo!

Chuck Pefley said...

Once in awhile things like this happy encounter happen. Often in the strangest ways. Fun photo!

Therese said...

I clicked... and liked the kind of shy husband and his proud wife.