From fish to sandwiches…but not a fish sandwich to be had anywhere! :) This was one of my two favorite spots in Marseille to go for a steak-frite or doner kebab. I wish I could recommend it, but unfortunately this place no longer exists, at least not in the same location…and I never could find it again after ‘03. Guess that’s what happens when you live an ocean and continent away!?
Anyway, just thought I’d share another slice of daily life from the city. A popular, inexpensive, and fulfilling meal on the streets. Many places will actually have a small dining section inside if you’d like to sit down and spend some time. That always seems to be a tall order though with camera in hand, case in point…I couldn’t even wait to order my lunch without snapping a shot!
This fine purveyor of tasty meat treats has a receipt in hand which would indicate he’s returning a customers change…..or, he’s performing a traditional sandwich dance before preparing the next order?? Could go either way. lol
Thanks for stopping by.
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mcmtanyel (25610) 2014-04-03 21:57
Of all the fast food places, you had to find that sells Turkish junk food, döner kebap! Yummy! (And quite colorful too, let's not forget that, after all, we're critiquing photographs, not foodstuff.)
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-04-04 2:59
we have döner kebab on every corner here in Germany,so I can almost catch a sniff of this delicacy.Turkish cousine is for me the best!
I like also the way you captured the scene-I think the vertical format works here well creating different "layers" with the menu above,the seller and the counter.
Yummy shot my friend!
Have a nice weekend
mirosu (16273) 2014-04-04 3:12
I like this photo, the arrangement in vertical format is excellent, it let to view the whole small road shops from the price list up to the offered product including the salesman. He takes his job very seriously, no time for posing to you. Perfect place for simple traveller to take fast, reasonable and tasty food.
Very well done.
Sergiom (84489) 2014-04-04 5:39
Pour une bonne bouffe de rua à peu de frais et de surplus faite sur mesure et rapidement, c'est l'idéal. De plus, ce n'est pas le choix qui manque. Que de belles couleurs invitantes.
ikeharel (74791) 2014-04-04 7:39
The fishs picture is now "sandwiched" in your gallery between the Kebab and the Pizza posts, Jason.
Colors are the mainb attraction here, to my view, and the seller-man face expression is a great bonus. Nicely spotted.
Have a nice weekend,
worldcitizen (9006) 2014-04-04 7:57
I was wondering what the heck he was doing!! I definitely think it's the sandwich dance. :-) Lots of great colors in this photo. I'm starting to get really hungry... This is a nice slice of daily life. Enjoy the start of your weekend!
holmertz (56173) 2014-04-04 7:58
This looks quite tasty and the prices seem considerably lower than in morer fancy restaurants. Hopefully business was brisk enough to guarantee the freshness of the food. I really like this kind of street-shots with human activities, colors and plenty of details to watch. This guy looks far to busy to be posing for you, or even to notice you, which is a clear advantage.
Didi (60590) 2014-04-04 8:15
But the real Kebab is much better in Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt and more safe for eating :)
Better and natural quality
Gigidusud (21191) 2014-04-04 13:15
Tu es encore en train de manger! Lol!
Une autre scène de vie Marseillaise bien capturée avec de jolies couleurs. Il faut revenir ici mon ami.
Sonata11 (33969) 2014-04-04 20:54
lovely composition of daily life scene with beautiful execution, wonderful natural colors, great clarity and splendid light, very well done.
All the best and have a great weekend, Barbara
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-04-04 21:29
Excellent composition of the fast-food centre from France.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors and good sharpness. TFS.
Noel_Byrne (32536) 2014-04-05 5:42
I don't know if there is a record for the most colorful food store buy by gum, if there was this has too be a contender! Funny that we see soft drinks individually every day but lined up like a rainbow like this they show advertising works. Now I crave something tasty washed down by something cold and fizzy, but you say I can't go here because it's closed down? Booooo, booooo I say :)
another shining example of a photographer's eye finding fantastic subjects in the every day. Nicely seen and snapped
greetings from the soggy rock
rogerl (1620) 2014-04-05 10:34
Jason, interesting subject with great colors. Love the variety of foods below and drinks above. And, you can see the reflection of the customer about to get her change in the window. Nice snap.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-05 12:39
Bonsoir mon ami du désert
En Frace on parle francais, alors...
Pour une fois d'accord avec toi
J aime le Doner Kebab, ou je les trouve, je les mange, dommage que ce kiosk n existe plus
Tres bonne et original capture d'une scène de rue ou j' la ligne de boissons gazeuses pour diviser le verdeur de la merchandise offerte
Auissi bon est le cadre vertical avec en haut la liste des sandwiches
Bien fait, je vais manger q q ch
Cheers with a beer
serp2000 (45066) 2014-04-05 19:05
I am surprised how the Americans are dreaming by the Old World, and we want to see more American States, before Yellowstone volcano will not covers areas by volcanic ash clouds ;).
There is a big Armenian diaspora so I don't see the Turkish restaurants in California. Very nice and picturesque street photo. When you will come to my city you will be surprising by the prices ;)
Greetings from Riverside!
I will show you my report about the airshow some later.
batalay (39557) 2014-04-05 20:10
Until I discovered that you had taken the photo 11 years in the past, and the place is no longer in existence, I was excited about picking up a tip. The man's offering sounds sumptuous. He has something for everybody's taste. I would go for the döner kebap first, or perhaps one of everything on the menu.
Cricri (122589) 2014-04-05 22:50
Il y a des Sandwich pour tout les gouts, ces bars de rues sont pratiques .....bon cadrage, couleurs, belle scène de vie
En Belgique aussi il y a de bon Sandwich :-))
Un beau dimanche a toi mon ami
macjake (70519) 2014-04-05 23:29
so, Gert's influence is coming through once again!
what has he done to us? lol
don't you think its about time Gert uploaded some architecture shots? hmmm....i think so!
One thing i recognize right away in the photo is the orange Fanta pop can. Orange Fanta is SOOOOOO popular all around the world except for 2 countries...Canada and the US, whats with that?
I bet these prices have gone up, it was taken 11 years ago - man the years go by quickly don't they.
fun shot, its making me hungry and most of all thirsty!
see you around mate
npecanhuk (75696) 2014-04-06 13:00
Interesting and attractive daily life photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, (very beautiful saturated) colors, vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ourania (48802) 2014-04-10 14:20
a fine vertical frame filled with very special interest. I like very much how the slight perspective affects all the layers of the composition and adds dynamism to the whole scene. The food on display and the long narrative in the upper part of the frame expand the interest of this simple daily life scene impressively. Aromas and tastes are evoked and the colours are again absolutely natural. I like the thought of a ritual dance being performed here:) It's an effective way to describe the gentleman's work at this restaurant. It's so amusing to think of our daily routines as ritual and symbolic dances:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
PS I appreciate so much your interpretations of the scenes you encounter, including my simple pictures:)
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-21 20:41
Good daily life and street shot. When traveling in Europe, food in restaurant can be expensive. I like these type of shop providing good alternatives, tasty and economical, won't cost you an arm or legs, since we need the leg to do lots of walking there :)
Good shot of the display and the Sandwhich Man makes me think of the Sandwhich Man in "Seinfeld"