Friday, November 14, 2008

Bandung Street Documentary # 7: Fish in Plastic Bags



This man sells gold fish and other pet fish on a cart at a street near Lapangan Gasibu (the Gasibu Square), Bandung. As I said in several of my posts before, Lapangan Gasibu, which is located just accross the street from Gedung Sate (West Java Gubernatorial Mansion), turns into a makeshift market every Sunday morning. Different kinds of things are sold here, including these fish.

12 comments:

Catherine said...

So original subject.
A temptation for young kids! If I lived there, I would avoid to pass in front of this cart : )

Carrie Hayes said...

Wonderful shot! I dont think I have ever seen anyone selling fish on a cart here.

Photo Cache said...

Oh that's very nice to see. I wonder if the prices are reasonable. Happy weekend.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..that is a lot of fish and they look like goldfish. I wonder how he carries them home everynight and then back to the street in the morning..

Virginia said...

Carpe Diem ! I am sorry Eki, I just couldn't help myself on that lame joke. Love your street shots as always.
V

uncleawang said...

Golden Ariwana fish is very pricey here & like satok night market in Kuching many choice of fishes in plastic bags of all kind of spices.
Nice picture.
Regard.

Coca Cutie said...

I've never saw this before! Thank you!

Share my point of view... said...

We also have people selling goldfishes by the market stalls. I used to have a few goldfishes but they died somehow and my interest also 'cooled' down. ;)

Laurie said...

What an odd and wonderful scene! I have never seen a vendor selling pet fish before. As always, Eki your street photos are amazing.

Dina said...

It's a pretty sight; well, maybe not for the fish looking out of the bag. I have distant memories of carrying pet fish home in a bag in Chicago.

Eki, thank you so much for your blessing to my grandson. It is so touching! I add amen to it.

the donG said...

i thought it's only in the philippines where people sell fish on cellophane.

JM said...

Being an aquariophilist, this photo really catch my eye, but I feel sorry for the poor fish under those stressful sale conditions... I hope all of them end in a nice pond.