Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

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Monday, October 21, 2013

#248 The Buguey Market

When I visit new places, I drop by their public markets to see what's for sale. That often reveals what life is like around those parts. 

I was drawn to this sundry store that sold almost everything a modern home needed: plastic pails and tubs instead of earthen pots and jars, plastic strainers instead of woven native baskets, nifty umbrellas & rain gear instead of grass thatches or rolls of nipa, and lots of modern-day kid's stuff instead of the carved toys of old. I concluded the folks in the town of Buguey have transitioned to modernity, all by just looking at what's for sale in their public market. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: In spite of its modernity, I photographed the scene in black & white in a vain attempt to convey a mood from a time that has passed. In retrospect, only the bundle of grass brooms belonged to that era. Fail.)

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