A spice shop in the old bazaar of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan 1972. It was my first visit to Peshawar, and although I have been back several times since then, it remains an extremely interesting and exciting city, unfortunately getting a bit dangerous these days.
This was scanned from a slide, I believe it was an Agfacolor.
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saxo042 (31802) 2008-12-18 8:34
Very fine colours but I think a detailed explanation is required here. Can you please identify all spices here, from left to right ;) Some signs above each basket would be very helpful! A very good scan.
brano14 (2508) 2008-12-18 10:11
This is a great piece of history, a moment of a daily life. Probably did not change much since then, maybe some new people. You actually needs a time to study all those details.
SteveH (6155) 2008-12-18 13:38
Hi Gert, Great shot, so many elements all contributing. I especially like the men inside having a conversation. Cheers, Steve
fanni (13868) 2008-12-18 13:57
yes, unfortunately Pakistan is a dangrous place nowadays :( So many interesting places have become dangerous!:(
Excellent composition and very interesting details! I like these round baskets full of something I can't even guess what :)
Concerning those men chatting at the BG (in the dark), I join Steve in his opinion. I must say it was very wse of you to include them in the photo! But if I were you I would have taken one more - closeup - shot of these two men ;) especially the one on the right!
Very good scan! Good depth.
atif_ge (714) 2008-12-19 1:43
nice capture of the local market of peshawar. TFS, Atif
feather (51128) 2008-12-19 9:05
Excellent daily like market shot with all the spices. The men in your shot are a great addition to the scene. No self-respecting cook from Pakistan would add a curry mixture but use all the separate ingredients. Your slide has stood the test of time.
kschanna (6) 2008-12-19 16:42
What amazing detail, raw spices and lentils/maize I think in rattan baskets and the sellers in the most common and relaxed posture. The wooden crates havent changed much since 1972 they still look the same.
I really like your PoV here which nicely frames the shop facade.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2008-12-21 10:56
Im always interested in such a photo with
tradition and thanks for this shot from the old bazaar of Peshawar in Pakistan..
A photo taken from the page of a newspaper,
of a book..A well captured moment of daily life of another country away from ours..
thanks for sharing
dareco (17134) 2008-12-21 19:45
A very interesting post, very unique (at least to me it is) daily life. Nice work! TFS
everlasting (13803) 2008-12-25 2:24
Great daily life scene Gert, everyone relaxed going about their business.
mafegan (8618) 2010-01-01 4:43
You do seem to specialise in street scenes. With all their neatly stacked baskets it doesn't seem as though there has been much business - 3 men no doubt with families to support. The 4th man on the left could be making a purchase? Another interesting documentary style photo. Tfs, Marlene
serp2000 (29242) 2012-08-29 5:18
Your photo reminds me these flavours. I really love this Oriental odour. You made a great contribution to the field photography, so you can already afford to go without a tripod.