Wandering through street markets in Sicily

When I don’t have anything else to shoot or I’m just short of visual inspiration, I take my camera and go to the nearest street market. With a fair amount of characters hanging around, all the colourful items and the intense life going on while the daily business is carried out, Sicilian street markets can never be boring.

Mr. Cappuccio playing and singing in his fish shop with a guitar playing friend. Mr. Cappuccio's fish shop is one of the oldest fish shops in town. Siracusa, 2011.
Mr. Cappuccio playing and singing in his fish shop with a guitar playing friend. Mr. Cappuccio’s fish shop is one of the oldest fish shops in town. Siracusa, 2011.
A fruit and vegetable vendor at Ortygia's street market. Siracusa, 2013.
A fruit and vegetable vendor at Ortygia’s street market. Siracusa, 2013.
Fishmongers at work at Ortygia's street market. Siracusa, 2012.
Fishmongers at work at Ortygia’s street market. Siracusa, 2012.
Sea urchin vendors at Ortygia's street market. Siracusa, 2013.
Sea urchin vendors at Ortygia’s street market. Siracusa, 2013.
A fishmonger in Catania's fish market. Catania, 2013.
A fishmonger in Catania’s fish market. Catania, 2013.
Catania's fish market. Catania, 2013.
Catania’s fish market. Catania, 2013.
A fishmonger in Catania's fish market. Catania, 2013.
A fishmonger in Catania’s fish market. Catania, 2013.
A fruit and vegetable vendor at Ortygia's street market. Siracusa, 2013.
A fruit and vegetable vendor at Ortygia’s street market. Siracusa, 2013.
Fishmongers in Catania's fish market. Catania, 2013.
Fishmongers in Catania’s fish market. Catania, 2013.
A fishmonger talking to a client in Catania's fish market. Catania, 2013.
A fishmonger talking to a client in Catania’s fish market. Catania, 2013.
The cabin of an ApeCar in Catania's fish market. Catania, 2013.
The cabin of an ApeCar in Catania’s fish market. Catania, 2013.
Sea urchin vendors at Ortygia's street market. Siracusa, 2013.
Sea urchin vendors at Ortygia’s street market. Siracusa, 2013.
  • Lovely photos. I’m totally with you, fresh markets and livestock bazaars are generally my first stops in a town when I know they exist. Something about the pace of things there just gets me excited to explore a place!

  • Candid captures, indeed. A street is probably one of the richest sources of diversity of people and their stories. Wish you to find there inspiration anytime! Thanks for sharing, guys.

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