It is really quiet interesting to walk through the souk Market, in Morocco, especially where the locals shop, not much of souvenirs but daily life activities of what people do in real life. Being from Laos, I'd seen very similar scene from the morning meat market, but being away and living in the U.S. for a long time, where our meat come in nice packages we never see the head of the chickens, cows or pigs. It is still a very difficult to witnessing the head of some animals on the counter of the butcher. Especially the one in the CI, where the fresh breads are display right next to the bloody scene.
I should have wait a little to look at this .... not appropriate just after breakfast !.
This is life also anyway :) , human life....
Need a warning for vegan people. The title is absolutely appropriate LoL
Since the cookbook "Nose to Tail" this should not shock us much anymore - haha. Okay it's not everybody's thing to go to meat or fish markets but in my eyes it belongs to the travel experience to see how people live and where they buy their foods. Fantastic travel docu image, love the light in the middle and also how he proudly cuts the best piece. Somehow you can see this by his expression that he likes his trade :-) Love your frame with the blood dropping down - so cool.
BabaCam (2018/11/15 09:24:29): My working colleague is from Riga. One of the things she noticed when she moved to Switzerland was the meat department in the grocery stores like Migros. She noticed that only the best pieces were sold. Nothing a bit less fancy.
Slowly the butchers disappear from the small businesses scene in our cities. It still exists but much less although because we eat more veggies/go vegan etc. Going to the butcher is/was one way to reduce the trash at least a little. The meat was wrapped, finito.W.Lim (2018/11/14 19:43:43): Hi Barb,
Thanks for the Fav. I took these types of photos when traveling, but I honestly never really think of posting or sharing, if not for ToM. These would never be seen here. Haha.
Living in the city, our meat come from the refrigerated room with nice packages, our trash are taken away to places we don't see, we never even question where the trash go. and we flash the toilet, we don't really know where it goes either. Only when traveling to places like this we see trash pile up high next to a river or stream or street corner...etc.
This type of photos are hard to get good quality, since it is spontaneous street shot with low light and lots going on, and no pose, just real life as it is with or without the camera.
Very different from what we expect from you Way, but equally well executed. I love the drips of blood you carried into the frame....a gruesome touch! No the Health and Safety standards do not match those in our countries, although we still do have butchers' shops where fresh meat can be bought without the plastic. The hygiene regulations are very strict though.
Hope you're not close to the dreadful CA fires!! Stay safe!
Sorry I missed this one for grunge! It would have gone to the top of my list! That little blood drop off the turkey's foot is really the icing on the cake. Do you think the Rams' heads are displayed as a testament to the freshness of the meal?
HLJ x 4, Pat
plimrn (2019/01/20 00:01:57): I'm sure you're rightW.Lim (2019/01/18 17:44:38): Hi Pat, I think it is part of reasons... and also they are probably selling them as well. I know, we hate to even think about it, but it could be used for soup or stew of some sort.