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

by Antonio Gil February. 12, 2019 520 views

♫♫ Jefferson Airplane - Common Market Madrigal ♫♫

The Market-Place

By Walter de La Mare

My mind is like a clamorous market-place.

All day in wind, rain, sun, its babel wells;

Voice answering to voice in tumult swells.

Chaffering and laughing, pushing for a place,

My thoughts haste on, gay, strange, poor, simple, base;

This one buys dust, and that a bauble sells:

But none to any scrutiny hints or tells

The haunting secrets hidden in each sad face.

The clamour quietens when the dark draws near;

Strange looms the earth in twilight of the West,

Lonely with one sweet star serene and clear,

Dwelling, when all this place is hushed to rest,

On vacant stall, gold, refuse, worst and best,

Abandoned utterly in haste and fear.

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Heike 11 months, 1 week ago

Nice set. A lot of Bling-bling in #3. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 11 months, 1 week ago

Bling-bling is much appreciated here. smile Thanks Heike

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Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

What a nice set - it captures the liveliness of the market, but also the more quiet moments like #4 and #5.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

It was rather busy and rather hot too. Thanks my friend

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Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

I love markets especially markets that are in countries other than mine . There is something magical about them. I enjoy all the image but #5 stands out to me for a couple of reasons. The main one is that I have had fresh turmeric for the first time last week and the flavor of the fresh root is so much better than the dried stuff . That is what the roots remind me of .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

You're so right. I had the opportunity to taste some fresh spices here and they taste so much better than when they reach our markets

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 1 week ago

Color paradise!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 1 week ago

Exactly, with some grey nuances too. smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

Black, white and grey are the most colorful, because they include ALL colors. wink

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Francesc 11 months, 1 week ago

Fantastic market set!!!

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Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

Omg... I need so many things... like the colander... or a new set of pins... Thank you Sri Lanka! Thank you Tony! smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

And they were cheap too. My pleasure dear CRI smile

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Camellia Staab 11 months, 1 week ago

Ahhh Saturday market, I say Satuday only because most places I've been the open market is on Saturdays. You've captured the hustle and bustle very nicely.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 1 week ago

Saturday it is smile Thank you dear friend

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Berckmans Peter 11 months, 1 week ago

Let them come , very much like it

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 1 week ago

Only one more. smile Thanks Peter

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