Street Vendors – Part 2

An epic on the street: the street vendor, a picture of resilience, patience and somehow also, grace – this in circumstances which are anything but graceful. 

An epic on the street, an image which could have been painted by Vermeer. 

Confronted by the grind of long days, hard days, the street vendors still have their dreams, their hopes….

How does she do it? To live on the edge, working long days on the sidewalk and looking so resplendent in her sari?

How does she do it? To live on the edge, working on the sidewalk and looking so resplendent in her sari?

 

 

During the long wait for a customer, this woman devotes her time to cross checking the calender

During the wait for a customer, this woman devotes her time to cross checking the calendar

 

 

Selling peanuts on the streets of Phnom Pen - and earning peanuts too....

Selling peanuts on the streets of Phnom Pen – and earning peanuts too….

 

 

Long days, day after day, even the street vendor sometimes needs a break....time out in North Vietnam

Even the street vendor sometimes needs a break….time out in North Vietnam

 

 

woman carrying her wares on her head in a bus station in the south of India. She starts the day knowing that the competition is fierce...

A woman carrying her wares on her head in a bus station in the south of India. She starts the day knowing that the competition is fierce…

 

 

Selling lottery tickets in a village in the east of Laos. Even the poor cherish hopes for a big win.....

Selling lottery tickets in a village in the east of Laos. Even the poor cherish hopes for a big win…..

 

 

Mother and daughter, two generations of street vendors, preparing for along day ahead - Vietnam

Mother and daughter, two generations of street vendors, preparing for the day ahead – Vietnam

 

 

Evening in an Indian town, when people head out to buy their necessities – including flowers

 

Next blog ‘Street Vendors Part 3’

https://serioustravelimages.com/2016/03/03/street-vendors-part-3/

 

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