Grocery in a small village in the Waldviertel, the north-eastern part of Lower Austria.
The lady is eighty years old. She never got married. She is living with her sister who is nine years younger.
Before her parents had run the business together with a farm.
Now she is still owning (and living in the) old farmhouse. The grocery is part of the house.
She is still owning some wood and some fields, but the fields are leased to younger people.
The prices are for sure higher than in supermarket chains, but you can get everything you might need in a village: nails, headscarves, icecream, postcards, sausages, ... you can ask for the best hiking paths, ... you can read orbituaries, ...
The light in this place is not the best for photos even though the place is really photogenic.
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Kielia (23055) 2013-03-25 9:38
Du zeigst genau das, was die Leute hier bei TE am liebsten sehen: Relikte einer längst vergangenen, idyllischen Welt, in der noch alles heil war! Mich hat das Photo auch sofort angesprochen, nicht nur das bunte Sortiment - sondern besonders die so freundlich lächelnde Dame. Small is beautiful, das wird hier sehr eindrucksvoll demonstriert. Kompliment!
Herzliche Grüße aus dem eisigen Norddeutschland,
lousat (73987) 2013-03-25 9:58
Hi Gisi,beautiful capture of this small shop,a world that go to disappear in my country in this crisis moment,i like your choice for the today pic,excellent quality too despite the difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (22128) 2013-03-25 11:50
This woman is eighty?? Wow, I wonder what her e ret is is, she looks thirty years younger than that. Very nice scene, and I always love these shops where you can buy anything and everything. It seems to be a more rural thing though, similar here in Ireland.
It certainly does look like a very photogenic place, and you did a great job here with the low light.
All the best
Nicou (118192) 2013-03-26 2:24
superbe image et compo de cette échoppe avec la dame souriante et cette vielle balance sueprbe vue et image grandiose compo.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-03-26 3:43
really well timed and framed daily scene from grocery.Reading your note the grocery seems to be the real "institution" in this small village.And definitely such small shops have much more charm and character than huge supermarkets.You were able to convey well its lovely,domestic atmosphere.
Have a nice day
mohammad_H (8919) 2013-03-26 4:05
Younger age who wrote the show, love the rural life and the fields, farms and rural life in love, horse, poultry, turkeys, ducks and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy
pajaran (49690) 2013-03-26 10:53
Dobar tekst o gospodji i prodavnici, sa datim podacima o dugoj tradiciji ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak sa osmehom na licu gospodje.
Lepo pokazana unutrasnjost prodavnice i trenutak sa gospodjom.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good article about the lady and the store, with the given data on the long tradition of ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
A nice moment with a smile on his face ladies.
Nice shown inside the store with Mrs. moment.
Good evening and all the best.
ChrisJ (95188) 2013-03-26 12:33
A superb daily life shot from this grocery store and a good decisive moment to catch the authentic looking smile of the grocer-woman. Good sharpness and lots of interesting details to look at. Excellent colour and saturation and well managed interior lighting. Tfs!
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-26 20:57
Thanks for sharing this daily life shot from Lower Austria. I like the unique big scale and array of stuff arranged behind the owner. Lovely image under low light.
Thanks and have a nice day.
pierrefonds (55728) 2013-03-27 15:14
You have captured well the smiling expression of the woman. The point of view is showing the détails and colors of the grocery store. The surrounding light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
jcpix (12614) 2013-03-28 17:58
You're kidding me, right...this woman is 80 years old? No way, she looks fantastic for her age, that's impressive! I've always appreciated photos of local shops, stores, people, etc., anything that shows and represents the locale. This is a wonderful look inside at the many different and interesting products from the region. Good to know the a family owned type shop can still survive in this day of mega-malls and outlets. This kind of picture displays charm and sense of community. Thanks for sharing a peek inside this little market. Have a great day.
- Copyright: Gisi Pey (Mondaychild) (378)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/3.1, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Women of the world II., All my People ... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-25 9:16