Flickr Finds: 15 Markets Around the World

published Jul 12, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

When I visit a new city, the first place I head for is the market. No matter where in the world I am, watching people take part in the everyday business of buying food for their next meal is both comforting and deeply fascinating, especially if the market is in a far-off locale. Thanks to Flickr, even if you can’t take an international trip this summer, you can still get a glimpse of what market life is like from Sweden to Sudan.

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Malaysia (Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

In the photos above, giant tuna are auctioned off for enormous sums at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. A weekly fish market sets up on a small boat in Wellington, New Zealand. A staggering bounty of vegetables are laid out at a market in Malaysia. Mushrooms, bags of potatoes and plastic buckets of cherries are for sale at a chilly market in Russia. And sheep make an orderly line at a cattle market in Kashgar, China.

Do you seek out new markets when you travel? Is there one that left a particular impression on you?