Monday, August 10, 2015

Flashback to August 2011: Rustavi: At the "Big" Market

From my August 2, 2011, post in Rustavi, Georgia (Caucasus). Gosh, I love that picture of the two Azeri men unloading potatoes!  They were laughing that I was taking their photo. In the original version, I used a pseudonym for my hostess, but below I am using her real name, Tamar.  At the time, I thought it was appropriate to use a pseudonym, as her son was a police officer, and I wanted to protect their privacy. Later, I understood that this was not necessary to either of them, but the die had already been cast.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rustavi: At the "Big" Market

My hostess, Tamar, and I went to Rustavi's "big marketi" this evening. It is part open farmer's market, part roofed stall market for fish, poultry, beef, pork, spices, cookies, pasta, etc., and part storefront lanes.

Two Azeri-Georgians and their potatoes

 A factory owner asked my hostess what I was doing when he saw me take the photo of the building below, and while my hostess, Tamar, explained who I was, what I was doing here, etc., this woman happened to walk by and her curiosity detained her, then resulted in her giving me this loaf of bread!

Building near market


Casino 1

Cheese vendors

Factory owner (see story above) - with whom my hostess and I now have a date to meet his family Friday night

Frozen fish ... mmmm, frozen, cold, frozen, cold.

More frozen.

And more frozen. 

Casino 2



And today's Building Behind Me:

Building Behind Me 080211

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