At the dry goods store, the sailing fans were silently chasing away the flies

Sailing fan spinning on dry foods
Shot in the city of Mae Klong, Thailand
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As I walked through the streets of Mae Klong, I came to a dry goods store. There were many trays lined up in the store. Each tray was filled with dry goods, and each had a price tag. Above and below the price, there was something written in Thai characters. I couldn't read it, but it probably said the name of the product or where it came from.

When I look at the dried foods on sale, they all look the same. However, there was a wide range of prices, with the cheapest and the most expensive being three times more expensive. I guess the prices vary depending on the type of fish, the place of origin, and the quality of the fish, which I just don't understand.

On the ceiling, there was a sailing fan spinning. There was a broom-like thing attached to the end of the fan. This was not to cool down the store workers, but rather to get rid of the flies that swarmed around the dry goods. In warm Southeast Asia, it is not uncommon to see people using fly swatters or pompoms to get rid of flies that come close to meat products.

However, in this store, they tried to be lopsided and came up with the idea of attaching a pompom-like thing to the end of the sailing fan. The sailing fan was slowly circling the empty store, chasing away the flies. There was no clerk in sight, just the sailing fan, and I felt like I was in an unattended sales store.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10630

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

July 2, 2018

Modified On

August 1, 2021

Place

Mae Klong, Thailand

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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