Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Streetside Commerce Photos

What my photos cannot capture is the heat. Despite the temperature being in the high eighties to high nineties Farenheit, people are carrying on strenuous labor even at noon. You can see in several of these photos that the guys are not stripped down to shorts without a shirt, the way they would be in Samoa. They are fully dressed the way we in Northern California would be if it were a pleasant spring day.

Everywhere you look, guys are trundling these carts, delivering goods to one place or another. Well, that's one way to beat the high price of gasoline. If things get worse here in Oakland, California, we may all be doing the same thing !

Women are out there, working, too. I saw many of them selling time on cell phones, selling vegetables, selling eggs (as above).

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