SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – VISITING NEGOMBO – FISH MARKET

by Antonio Gil January. 31, 2019 704 views
Welcome to Negombo Fish Market

Welcome to Negombo Fish Market

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Closing time

Closing time

♫♫ Tritha - Fish Market ♫♫

"At the Fish Market"

a poem by Zachary Bos

The octopuses in their plastic tub
darken the cold seawater they stew in
with expectorations of ink. They rub
against each other like lazy noodles.
One, lucky, topmost in the uncooked soup,
sees the purple urchins packed tight with ice
and writhes more urgently as if it could
taste in its imagination the sweet
red roe spilling from the split-open shell.
That's the one I point out to the monger:
Give me the dreamer. Let him be dreaming
of stalking the sweet roe over the coral
when I drop him boneless into the pot
so the salt of dreaming flavors the meal.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I can smell it! WOW factor ...

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Actually, the smell wasn't too strong smile

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 2 weeks ago

So your pictures are better than the reality! 😉

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I always try to change reality (hence the post editing) , not always to better smile

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#2 +1+1

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

grinning

11 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Talk about the bounty of the sea! I love the colors in #2, and the market just looks like such a fascinating place to be.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The problem was we arrived when it was already closing. Those fish photos were taken outside the market when people had already left.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW! Fascinating images! I love open air markets! The edits are wonderful!
Love the crazy music video and the poem!!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks dear friend. Much obliged for your comment

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

My pleasure, Amigo!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Glo B 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Looks like a good place to people watch :)

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Glo B 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes it is, as all markets are. Lots of movement, people, noise... smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Nothing like a good fresh market especially a good fresh seafood market.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we arrived in the end when they were already closed, but we were able to see the dry fish process - next post

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Love #4
Never mess with a lady capable of cutting a tuna in 2 with a huge knife!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Indeed. smile Teresa will be pleased to know you've liked this one.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Great market life...Good work

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 11 months, 3 weeks ago

More to come my friend grinning Thanks for the favs

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Bill Baird 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I also would have no fear of taking a bucket of those home for a feast. Great photos and edits !

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks my friend. Fish coming straight out of the Indic Ocean. smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the edits makes the market and the fish stand out. I was thinking to myself how this market would be such a "No No" in this country and yet they don't have half the digestive illnesses we have here. Compare this market with the one in Seattle called Pike's Peak...what a difference .  smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I had no problem whatsoever here with the food. Thanks Camellia

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

That is my point smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 11 months, 3 weeks ago

very creative shots

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Pete. smile More to come

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#1 is funny and #2 is great (processing included) smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks my friend. Much appreciated comment smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Teap I can smell the market. Do they have the fermented fish there? Nice, nice

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I didn't see it here. Next I will show their dry fish, but not fermented

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Amisha Shukla 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#3 photograph is very beautiful!!!smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amisha Shukla 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Amisha. I will tell my wife you've liked it smile

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