From the Rear Window: Roadside shops in Central Sri Lanka

 

When traveling, I'm always looking to study and photograph scenes that capture the local flavor, even when I'm in a moving car and sitting in the rear seat.  I often enjoy these candid moments more than carefully planned or staged shots.

01 Roadside markets Trip to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (32)

02 Roadside markets Trip to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (10)

Here's a few photos of scenes from rural and small town markets and shops that I snapped on my way from Colombo to the central mountains of Sri Lanka.  I was sitting in the back seat and all photos were taken from that rear window.  Basic simple everyday shops where the locals can purchase everything from produce to clothes, lottery tickets, fireworks, household items, and so much more.  

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Some photos are a little grainy, but most were taken as we were rolling by, with folks just going about their daily activities.  

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(fireworks)

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