Defiant Shop Clerk

Female shop clerk replying in a defiant manner
Shot at Bailan Market in Taipei, Taiwan tetsuOzawa

The female shop clerk seemed to reply in a defiant manner

Of course, there are modern supermarkets in Taipei. But it is not so interesting to go to such a huge capital-run supermarket. It is true that they sell things that I don't see in Japan, but basically they are the same as in Japan. And there are several such supermarkets near my house in Tokyo. So on this day, I was walking in a local market called Bailan Market. I heard that such a market is called "traditional market" in Taiwan.

When I entered a little bit from the main street, there was a market there, and there were shops lined up on both sides of the road. And in every store, there were shopkeepers working. In such a place, face-to-face selling is the norm, so all shoppers were chatting with the shopkeepers. Watching them, I wished I could speak with them, but I can't speak any Chinese, let alone Taiwanese. I always think it would be fun if I could speak my local language when I go abroad, but I don't know when that will be a reality. But I can't hold a conversation with the shopkeepers, so I don't get challenged like in this photo.

JP

Where is Bailan Market in Taipei?

PHOTO DATA

No

11279

Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 14, 2019

Place

Taipei, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85

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