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| Everyday People | Ladies of the Market


It's often the everyday people that make our adventures memorable. Their stories, faces, laughter and presence bring emotion to the streets and warmth to our memories. 
























When it comes to city getaways, people generally want to see the architectural sights. We are admittedly quite awful at seeking out the celebrated sights of a city! But that is because to us, no city can be enjoyed without connecting with its everyday people on some level. Language barriers don't matter that much, we are all human and things like a smile or a small attempt to communicate with warmth brings us together and somehow that can be greatly fulfilling.

We highly recommend the Mercado do Bolhão to anyone visiting Porto. The stalls seem to be run by a bunch of hardy women who bring charisma to the market. Such a great place to while away some time. 

SEE MORE | Meet more of our Everyday People here | Check out more of our favourite Markets here |


16 comments:

  1. Love these...real people living life!! Marvellous pictures :) xx

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  2. i do love a good market! this one looks so vibrant and loud :D
    xo

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  3. The pictures are so beautiful. Everyday moments are the best!!
    Es x x
    imparfait-treasure.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Amazing photos!

    xx

    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  5. Hmm to be quite honest I'm usually preoccupied with finding all the sights, I will try to remember to do more of this!

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  6. As much as I love architecture - and I really, really do - I have to admit that it is the people who give any city their life. And the people of Mercado de Bolhao look like a truly fascinating, character-filled bunch.
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. Wonderful set of photos - on such a great topic too, markets in foreign countries are absolutely my favourite things to visit!

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  8. I love these portraits - it's nice to capture people in their everyday elements too :)

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  9. Thank you. The people of a place make a placeI think.

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  10. Hello Katia! Us too. We have to visit a few markets wherever we go! Thank you for visiting our blog x

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  11. Agreed Cee. We also like architecture - though probably not the sort that ends up on postcards :) It is the people that bring their energy to a place x

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  12. The sights are lovely to see but they are always so busy and so well documented no? We see the sights too - in passing but spend less time taking photos of them because they appear countless times on the internet, in friend's photo albums and even on postcards. Taking photos of places like this are part of a vanishing world. Modernisation, regeneration, new ideas of a new generation means that everyday places have a shorter life span. It's beautiful to take in while we can x

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  13. i love how each picture tells a story. so beautifully captured. people-watching is one of my favorite thing to do, it's fascinating to see how people live their lives, different from mine. everyone's different, where we are, what we do. it's almost like magic <3

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  14. i love your captures. it is really the people i meet on my travels that leave the most lasting memories. i find myself talking about those moments over how great certain sights were when people ask me about my travel experiences! :)

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