Repost: Yogyakarta’s Daily Market
February 13th, 2021
It’s Saturday – market day in many cities, towns and villages around the world. Here’s a post from 2014 showing Yogyakarta’s daily market, with updated and additional photos.
Tomorrow we’ll visit Borobudur.
Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.
Hidden in a concrete labyrinth several stories high, Yogyakarta’s daily market radiates warmth and color. The dim hallways and fluorescent lighting are no match for the imperfect beauty at every turn — from chili peppers in shallow baskets to stacks of potatoes overlooked by a shopkeeper with a twinkle in his eye. I hold up the camera and ask, without words, if I can take his photo. He responds without words, only a smile of approval as if to say… Me? You want to take a photo of me and my potatoes? Yes. Our shared moment is captured forever, and the pulse of the daily market beats on, just as it does in every community of the world.
Outside, flower vendors line the road and the traffic goes by – a parade of horse and bicycle carts. While shoppers are busy filling their bags, there’s time for a game of cards. Just another market day in Yogyakarta.