Enroute to Madikeri from Bangalore, we made an unscheduled stop near a town alongside the state highway just before Hunsur – the reason was the bustling village shandy (village shopping center) which caught our eye.
I, being the complete city bred that I am, grabbed the opportunity of experiencing the “santhe” firsthand. I Unfortunately forgot to carry my digicam and had to make do with a few pics using my trusty old W705. I could capture just a few pictures since we were in a hurry to move on. With Mom and my aunt busy filling the shopping bag with all the farm fresh goodies, I surreptitiously clicked a few photos trying not to attract attention in that quaint market.
1. Makeshift shelters under which the hawkers sell their goodies
2. The “Florists” 🙂
3. Close up of Chrysanthemums – this is a slightly different variety compared to the one we commonly find in Bangalore.
4. Array of spices..
6. I could not resist taking this pic – especially with the onion prices spirally upwards 😛
7. Fancy some ginger garlic paste folks? 🙂
I wish I had the time to explore it more and take some interesting pics… Hmm.. maybe next time..