Monday, 21 December 2015

The Floating Market

Yesterday I posted about the floating Queen Emma Bridge in Willemstad, Curaçao. But there's also the Floating Market. Along the banks of the Waaigat, a fleet of small, wooden ships is stationed, each carrying a load of fruits and vegetables from nearby Venezuela.

This is Willemstad's Floating Market, where Curaçaoans have been purchasing their produce for about a hundred years. Today, most Curaçaoans shop in regular supermarkets. But the Floating Market still does a brisk business. Sometimes shoppers will just drive slowly down Caprileskade and pause to yell out their order, which the sellers will rush over in a hurry.

(thanks Juergen)

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