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.
November 14, 2019
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85