Trinidad Commerce, Agricultura Urbana & El Bodequero (the Grocer)

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Trinidad Commerce, Fruit and vegetable stores are common sight in Trinidad. These are all about this size. There was no supermarket. El Bodeguero popular Cuban Cha Cha from the Fifties, you can still hear everywhere.

There were few other stores with Beans, rice, canned food, coffee and rum. These stores were much bigger, but with very limited selection. All had the same assortment, same opening hours and half of the shelves were empty.

Only one type and size of coffee or even size same size packages of beans.

There is plenty of blue sky, soft sand and warm sun in Cuba...

no shortages in that department! ;-)

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C haydeé on January 6, 2013

Hola Tom

Has sido afortunado en encontrar algunas frutas y verduras en Trinidad. No había nada en el año 2000 cuando estuve ahí. La vida de esas personas es muy dura.

Esta es una hermosa imagen! Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Nguyễn Lê on January 6, 2013

Nice shot!


Greetings from Việt Nam, Nguyễn Lê!


Thanks you very much for your visit my Gallery and kind words!

See you soon in Panoramio!

leo1383 on January 6, 2013

Like,well taken,nice scene,greetings Leo

Giannino Lux on January 6, 2013

very interesting scene of daily life - L I K E - the best greetings from Rome - Gianni

sergioRmatte (°≥ on January 7, 2013


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Linda composição do cotidiano da cidade e histórico de vida.

A miséria em que vive a população comum da ilha, deve-se ao "comunismo "socialista"**... em que o governo se acha no direito de saber e impor o que é melhor para o povo!

Por estes lados da "america", está mais ou menos parecido.

Tem republiquetas com eleições fraudulentas onde o presidente se reelege indefinidamente e são chamadas por alguns de "Plena Democracia" Pode? :D srsrsrs

Abraços, sergio

Tomros on January 8, 2013

Sergio, even in democracy, we have rigged election!

If you do not have money, you have no chance!

David Edwards on January 8, 2013

In Australia, Tom, money doesn't just talk, it screams!!! My best, David.

Tomros on January 8, 2013

Yes David, my voice is quite weak! ;-)

angelofruhr on January 8, 2013

The offert isn't much big, but the pic is!! ;))

Big like

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

csiszerd on January 9, 2013

Cuba still working the ticket system? I like the photo of the real situation!

Greetings, Dezső

Tomros on January 10, 2013

I think, there is still some system of distributing basic food as ration to most people.

But, the people in the tourist industry do not need it anymore. Cuba seem better of now, then 14 years ago (when I was there first time), as they recovered from withdrawal of Soviet support.

Antoine Jasser on January 10, 2013

Homes in the US have more vegetables!!!!!
Well captured...
You have a good eye and a camera for the unusual!!!!!
L 28

Tomros on January 11, 2013

Lots of customers, but probably not enough money!

Ijaz Ahmad on January 26, 2013

Very nice Shot! Like!,,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

mg1744 on March 25, 2013

Reminds me of "Perezes" the mom and pop grocery which was down the block from my grandparents house when I was a child. The family lived in the flat over the store. Like32.

Greetings, Mark

Tomros on March 27, 2013

Same thing is probably happening here.

I was visiting a small gallery in Trinidad, which was located in front room of a modest private house.

As I was trying to communicate with Lorena, the artist (good looking girl), there were at least 10 people going in or out of the house.

Lucien Kivit on May 7, 2013

Very nice little shop and selling point . Nice daily life scene. Beautiful impression, LIKE 33, regards Lucien

jades1111 on October 15, 2013

Das ist ein "naturbelassener Supermarkt" :-) prima Foto LF und beste Grüße

Zdzisław Barut on March 4, 2014

Very good interesting picture. Like.

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  • Uploaded on January 3, 2013
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/12/04 10:31:22
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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