In Antigua for several days, I was able to take my camera for a number of walks in the down-time (usually stealing 30 minutes during lunch-breaks to go for a conspicuous wander of the old colonial town’s colour-laden streets).
One such jaunt took me to the markets that sprawl over on the western end of town near the bus depot (subject of a coming post). There was a local market, full of cheap manufactured goods and produce in a wide array of aromas (but relatively little visual interest). And there was a tourist market, chocked top to bottom, end to end, with the sort of colourful trinkets and souvenirs that prompt magpie-like travelers to pronounce “Oooh… Shiny!” and immediately open their wallets.
Which I did too.
After all, gifts are fun.
Having made my purchases from one such stall, dripping with tones and textures, I asked the shopkeep if I could take some photos of his wares, and he obliged me without too much prompting, so I spent a few minutes exploring the brightly coloured fabrics with my macro lens, and thoroughly enjoyed the process.
Trialing something new, I’m posting these not as a column of photos, but as a slide-show, which I hope will be a visually appropriate alternative to my normal layout. Let me know how it goes for you.
If galleries are more your style, then check out some of my Antigua pics over on my Bubblesite page… There are currently 3 for Antigua, with more pics still on the way.