Flowers of Little India, Singapore.

As you may know by now if you stumbled upon my blog before, I love doing street photography in my free time (I’m not that rich in free time however, which probably explain the lack of regularity in my postings…).

Some of the most colourful streets of Singapore are found in Little India. I organised there a few weeks back a photography walk mostly focused on Tekka market (one of the biggest wet market in Singapore), but a short walk in the neighbouring streets gave me also the opportunity to rediscover some wall paintings, and to pay a closer attention to the flower shops.

The flowers are omnipresent in Little India.

There are sold not only in bouquets for the obvious decorative purpose, but also cut and/or organised for temple offerings. Either way passing through one of the many flower shops in Little India is overwhelming for your senses ( the colours, the smell, textures, …).

One of the many treasures of Singapore.

Bouquet of Flowers in Little India, Singapore.
Little India Flowers © MermozinePhotography
Little India Flowers © MermozinePhotography
Little India Flowers © MermozinePhotography

 

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The King of the Market!!

Last week I spent a few days in Bangkok and just had time to wander around a little bit and do some major tourist attractions: mainly The Great Palace, Wat Pho and the Flower market (blog posts coming soon…).

I was exciting about seeing some grilled scorpions, terrified of spotting some grilled giant tarantulas and dreaming about the floating markets…

Unfortunately (except for number 2, for which it was quite a relief…) I did not have enough time to do that, but I still made it to an adjacent small street market.

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Bangkok © Catherine Houston

 

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Bangkok © Catherine Houston

 

And the obvious King of that market was…. the Red Pepper!!!

red… small… strong…. it was everywhere….

Spicy food anyone ??? 🙂

 

Just a matter of scales…

Like many fellow photographers, I’m attracted to markets.

They are colorful, animated–it’s like “street photography central”!!

So, of course, one of my first photography targets in Singapore was the markets. Here they are called “wet markets”. They are indoor markets where you can find pretty much everything from fresh fruits, meat, fish, and flowers to lots of dry goodies.

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Scales Ⓒ Catherine Houston

Everything I like in a market was here (colors, people, cultural diversity, ….) but two things surprised me. First, to be very honest, my nose was caught by surprise when I walked by the durian stand…. (After one year here, I’m slowly getting acclimated to that very peculiar smell, but let’s say that it’s not something I’m used to…)

And the second thing was the scales.

I love those old fashion scales!!

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Scales Ⓒ Catherine Houston
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Scales Ⓒ Catherine Houston

And yes, I even bought my own… :-)Scale-8503