Sunshade And Sunglasses In Bailan Market

Older woman walking with umbrella near Bailan Market
Shot in Bailan Market in Taipei, Taiwan Tetsu Ozawa

An older woman was walking with an umbrella near Bailan Market

The big road that intersects with the Bailan Market road was not much fun to walk on. All I could see were big signboards written in Chinese characters, and not many locals were walking. I decided to head back into the market. It's much more interesting to watch the people than to look at the signboards.

There were a lot of shoppers on the market street. Some of them were walking with parasols to protect themselves from the strong sun. After all, it seems that in Taiwan as well, it is always women who put up a parasol. Women everywhere dislike strong sunlight. They probably want to avoid the formation of blemishes and freckles as much as possible.

The woman in this photo also seemed to dislike the sunshine. She was walking with a parasol. In addition, she was wearing sunglasses. Perhaps she was trying to avoid exposure to ultraviolet rays, the natural enemy of beautiful skin. And yet, she was walking in the middle of the road. It's as if she chose to walk where the sun was shining instead of there, even though there was shade at the end of the road. It was as if the place where the sun was shining was the runway of her.


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Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 20, 2019


Taipei, Taiwan


Street Photography