28 juillet 2014

This Little M'Zungu Went To Market... and she bought...

                    This is the outdoor market in Mamoudzou. Pretty much a permanent fixture, currently augmented reality thanks to the Ramadan market which has appended itself on top of the original. I'm quite pleased with these photos because photos of the market are hard to get, assuming you're being relatively polite and actually asking permission before getting the camera out... which is usually my case, but not this time. Three markets are pictured above, all in a... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2012

Scenes in Mayotte

             Two Mahorese ladies, decorator and decoratee during a Tourism Committee festival. They draw geometrical figures and flowery shapes on their faces for all sorts of ceremonies, from weddings to end-of-year school parties, generally with a white paste. Sometimes, as they're already wearing their beauty masks, the drawings have to go over the top and aren't so easy to see.                  Typical view of a Mahorese village in the... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2011

Cooking

What happened when we went to the market !Tomatoes, coconuts, green bananas, peppers, yellow bananas, papayas, cassavas.                 After having trailed as many times as humanly possible round the two local supermarkets – one of which is a large one with pretty much everything at triple the average French price, the other is a discount chain store spread all over Mayotte – and having bought various fruit and vegetables at little street markets that... [Lire la suite]
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