Indian Summer: Ahmedabad (II) – Buying, selling, living

Buying and selling is what Ahmedabad’s old quarters are all about, and I’m not talking about handicrafts for tourists… The métiers tend to be confined geographically: In one part there’ll be one shop after another selling clothes and on other street we’ll find electrical appliances, and so on.

On early morning, when shops are still closed, all we can see is a series of metal blinds lined up on both sides of the streets… Two hors later, the place is unrecognizable, with tons of goods hanging in front of shops and people swarming around it. Trading activity can take place inside shops, sitting in the pavement, on porches or by the river. It’s a permanent flea market all around…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography. 2012

4 responses

  1. the third one is invaluable! great work.

    November 25, 2012 at 11:21

    • António Marques

      Thanks. I couldn’t resist sneaking into his place to take that shot, while his fellow shopkeepers where laughing out laud…

      November 25, 2012 at 19:35

  2. Terrific series of Photos. Love these!

    November 26, 2012 at 14:47

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Beedie.

      November 26, 2012 at 14:57

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