The Market Place, Bangalore

The vegetable sellers

The vegetable sellers

Can you find another market like this?  Where, with your one rose, you can buy hundreds of rose gardens? ~Rumi 🙂

These photos were taken a week or so before Christmas, 2012. The market-place was very busy. People were ordering garlands for temples and churches. I loved the lively displays, The bright colours, the light, the shades, the general neighborness of the ancient halls. Then the clatter of  boxes and crates,  as they were wheeled down the old halls. Bangalore is always busy, but at this time of year the market and all around just  buzzed with Christmas Magic.  All photos can be enlarged with a click of the mouse. 🙂


apples and pears

apples and pears

man twirling the garland. I am not sure why.

man twirling the garland. I am not sure why.

Blood Red Roses and pure white jasmine - the smell was gorgeous

Blood Red Roses and pure white jasmine – the smell was gorgeous

the garlands strung and waiting to be bought. this is a daily event. They will probably be sold by afternoon..

the garlands strung and waiting to be bought. this is a daily event. They will probably be sold by afternoon..

Bunches of fresh flowers lay on the floor waiting for people to buy them, most would be gone by afternoon.

Bunches of fresh flowers lay on the floor waiting for people to buy them, most would be gone by afternoon.

Anu's corner, so pretty.

Anu’s corner, so pretty.

The flower sellers dilemma

The flower sellers dilema

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The old wooden stools still used to weigh the vegetables, the men sit on them all day long..

The old wooden stools still used to weigh the vegetables, the men sit on them all day long..


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6 thoughts on “The Market Place, Bangalore

  1. Reblogged this on Children Of Light. and commented:

    The Market Place in Bangalore. There is a magic about the old halls. Ancient as they appear, they are very much alive with commerce. This is a man’s world. Women do not serve in the halls. The old traditions die hard. There are lady flower-sellers outside in the streets, but here, tradition prevails… eve

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