Travel theme: Street Markets

There is something about a street market that makes everything look, smell and taste just that little bit better. From colourful markets on the sunny streets of Central America…

street market central america guatemala antigua

…to chilly floodlit flower stalls on London’s Embankment…

street market flowerstall london embankment

…street markets are just plain fun. There’s nothing predictable about them, which is what I love. Chaos reigns supreme. Street markets don’t have a bread aisle and a hardware section. Here, all bets are off. Freshly picked fruit rubs shoulders with the unlikeliest of bedfellows…

street market raspberries blueberries berries

…such as umbrellas, drums and spices.

street market umbrellas

street market drums

street market spices

I think this would make a wonderful travel theme and I’d love to see your take on outdoor markets, so if you’d like to join in, create your own post about markets between now and next Friday, title it “Travel theme: Street Markets” and put a link to this page in your blog post to make it easy for others to find your post.

If next week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge is Street Markets I’ll be more than a little weirded out. 🙂

xxx Ailsa

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
This entry was posted in California, Guatemala, New York, Photography, Travel, United Kingdom, United States, Weekly Travel Themes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

234 Responses to Travel theme: Street Markets

  1. Pingback: Travel theme: Street Markets | Anotherdayinparadise2's Blog

  2. Thank you for your invite Alisa!
    Here’s one of a market in Uzbekistan: http://wp.me/p2clok-81

    • ailsapm says:

      Cool entry, wanderlustress, I’m fascinated by El Mercado de las Brujas. Those guinea pigs, oh boy, I just got through looking at BobR’s market doggie. Reminded me why I’m vegetarian. Gulp!

  3. Pingback: “Travel Theme: Street Markets” – Uzbekistan « Wanderlustress

  4. I was inspired to post another quirky one from Uzbekistan: http://wp.me/p2clok-j4. Enjoy!

  5. I nominated you for a Versatile blogger award! Congratulations and keep up the great work! http://newsofthetimes.org/2012/05/30/two-more-awards-such-a-bounty-of-appreciation/

  6. These are great photos–my favorite is the rainbow of berries!

  7. Pingback: Travel Theme : Street Market « 夏の夢

  8. hi! here is my promised post! sorry to be late.. had a terrible week, my server has been down and have just about managed this somehow.. http://wp.me/p1OsLn-rI

  9. This is a great challenge as I have lots of street market pix’s. They are my favorite places to get local crafts and goodies. They always have their traditionals foods, too. The deeper into the unknown areas the greater the finds. Unfortunately, having a little trouble with my image uploader. Hope I can get it corrcted real soon. Feel like I’m missing the party. ~~~~ : – (
    I thought it was me going through a real live Ground Hog day with some theme challenges … lol

    • ailsapm says:

      Haha, yes, it did feel a little like Groundhog Day – love that movie, Bill Murray is a genius! I hope you get your computer issues fixed soon, it’s so frustrating when things like that happen. xxx Ailsa

  10. Pingback: TRAVEL THEME: STREET MARKETS « Dear Bliary

  11. Pingback: Travel theme: Street Markets « Follow Abbie

  12. Pingback: Travel Theme: Street Markets | Autumn in Bruges

  13. autumninbruges says:

    Hi Ailsa! Nice idea this of the travel theme! Loved this one abt street markets! Now let’s see what WP dailypost will propose… 😛

    Here’s my entry, a bit late, but I managed! http://autumninbruges.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/travel-theme-street-markets/

  14. Pingback: Sunday Street Market | this man's journey

  15. Pingback: Travel theme: Street Markets « GoddessTravelDiary

  16. Reblogged this on chikawithyeneyes and commented:
    This find me interesting so I opted to reblog from original article https://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/05/25/street-markets/

    Have fun,
    Yen2x

  17. Pingback: chikawithyeneyes

  18. LubbyGirl says:

    bummer. wish I’d seen this when it was posted. But then, I’m so new to this blogging thing that I’m just NOW figuring out how to get around cyberspace. LOL But I SO enjoyed your photos!! And now . . . off to the Saturday Market!!

  19. Pingback: Travel theme: Street Markets « Lovin the Trip

  20. LubbyGirl says:

    OK – I just HAD to try this! Here are a few photos I shared:
    http://lovinthetrip.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/travel-theme-street-markets/
    Thanks for the fun!! I’ll go check out your other blog too…tomorrow. LOL I gotta get some sleep now or I’ll be totally worthless at work tomorrow!!

Comments are closed.