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Posts from the ‘Markets’ category

faces of kalenić

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Images captured with Olympus OM10 and 100 ASA black and white film.

kalenic redux

Sunday afternoon.

Stretching out forever.

Past blends with the present.

Pleasure in simple things.

Fragrance of ripening fruit.

Flowers just past their best.

Wasps.

Wishes.

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Images captured with Olympus OM10 and 100 ASA black and white film.

otvoreni trzni centar II

It’s the people that make belgradestreets special.

Here’s an extra post featuring some of the people working, shopping, living and loving at otvoreni trzni centar.

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otvoreni trzni centar

Everything but the kitchen sink.

At the flea market, that phrase does not apply.

It seems you can buy pretty much anything at the otvoreni trzni centar, including the kitchen sink.

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produce

Spring at last!

Last of three posts from the green market at Blok 44.

I’ll let these images speak for themselves about the joys of shopping in the green markets on belgradestreets.

Have a great weekend!

Peppers

Peppers

Fruits

Fruits

Seeds

Seeds

Flowers

Flowers

pijaca 44

Time does not stand still in the markets on belgradestreets.

People stand, eat, deal, arrange, serve, measure.

Stare.

Visit.

You will never want to visit a modern supermarket again.

Anywhere.

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standing and eating

standing and dealing

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standing and arranging

standing and arranging

standing and serving

standing and serving

standing and measuring

standing and measuring

...and staring

…and staring

kalenić pijaca

Kalenić pijaca is one of Belgrade’s wonderful green markets.

Situated at the end of Njegoševa, surrounded by cafes and restaurants, kafanas.

Just about anything you may wish to buy is on offer here.

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bowls

enough rope

Although the first thing that caught my eye was a display of bags for vacuüm cleaners.

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Small shops, groceries, bakeries, fishmongers and butchers circle the market.

Stalls crowd together where country people sell their hard-won produce.

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Delicious looking fruit and vegetables.

Inspiring the art of cooking.

krompir

cucumber

red

just add garlic and potato

This is the third of my set of images captured on May Day.

The market was quiet, not every stall was open.

empty shelves

grids

A kilo of strawberries, a perfect way to round off the day?

i bought these!

Бајлонијева пијаца

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A green market.

One of the best worst kept secrets of belgradestreets.

Visit most supermarkets and, from what I have experienced, you may be disappointed by the range and quality of fruit and vegetables on offer.

Then you come to realise that you are looking in the wrong place.

Or, and I am not very good at this, you listen to friends and colleagues…and take their advice.

The green markets are refreshing, revitalising, restoring.

Basic, no frills, no chic bars, no designer restaurants, no fancy coffee lounges.

Rickety stalls, the drumming of pigeons’ feet on the roof.

Real, warm, people making their living by selling produce they probably had a big hand in producing and bringing to the market.

Yes, of course, I love the delights of the foodie areas in M&S, Waitrose, David Jones.

I love the vibe of London’s Borough Market, the bustle of Pyrmont’s monthly farmer’s market, come rain or shine.

Yet there is little to compete with the raw, visceral, earthy feel of a green market in Belgrade.

Try it.

Savour the moment.

Visit.

Treat yourself.

Live in Belgrade.

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