I thought we’d have another shufti at Mapusa market…
I hope these shots give you some idea of the many different colours that seemed to pop up and poke you in the eye every time you changed direction, the deep red of dried chillies, the gold of flower garlands and the vivid greens of limes and coriander, but sadly, what they wont give you, and I do apologise Dear Reader, is any sense of the noise, the sheer cacophony of a hundred shouting voices, or the almost overpowering smells of spices, ripe fruits and vegetables, seasoned with the occasional sharp iron tang of blood.
No….. as much as I like a nice piccie, these fall a long way short of the real thing.
If I could, I’d send you all a ticket, Club Class on Shpics Airways, all expenses paid, and you could check it out yourselves…If I could I really would.
Sadly I am but a pauper, and though I’m full of the best intentions, all you’re going to get from me is three silent, smell free sets of computer generated pixels.
Please send all complaints to the usual address.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde