Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Postcard from Sidi Bouzid #3


We`re on the home stretch of our holiday and I`m imagining  that your diet of seaside shots is starting to become satiated. Before you leave, here is a photo of an illegal and very laden peddler at the beach in Oualidia. This small beach resort is becoming quite upmarket and has banned beach hawkers. This can be quite irritating when the urge for a can of something or an ice cream takes you or a lollipop for your young child.  It is all the more unusual given the king`s recent instructions to authorities that people should be allowed to earn the simplest of livings without interference.

Those orange inflatables are certainly a summertime treat for someone. 


As always, wish you were here! Annabella

Linking up with Summertime Treats at The 52 Photos Project here.

14 comments:

Delhibound said...

Wow! I'm surprised by the ban of the beach hawkers. He looks like he may have the better of the deal -- his wares are pretty light!

diane said...

We had these guys on the beach in Mexico too. They are annoying because they don't take no for an answer. But, I agree, they need to earn a living. But, just don't bother me!

susan said...

How many beaches have I sat on where the sound of a hawker selling cold soda and crisps made life all that more enjoyable. And everyone SHOULD have a right to earn a living. (As long as they dont hassle you too much!) :-))

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

My kids would go crazy for those orange inflatables! They would probably hassle me more than the hawker would, lol!

Catherine said...

Wish I was there as well!

urban muser said...

love the pop of orange color!

Cheryl said...

I love orange. Too bad about the ban. sounds like the king is sending mixed messages.

aracne said...

A beautiful picture, I love the colours and the angle.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I never tire of seaside photos and blog posts...they're always so refreshing and inviting to the eyes. Like eye candy. The hawker's wares are so bright, happy, fun and colorful. Too bad they don't allow vendors on the beach.

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Cinnamon owl said...

Love the colors in this shot. And you can never tire of looking at seaside pictures! (at least I can't) Great photo!

mystafied said...

Hi !
Looking through your photo's
it's very clear that you do love photography.
Your photographs are colourful, bright and welcoming.
Absolutely beautiful !

mae said...

The colors are fantastic! I know my kids would definitely consider those inflatables a treat!

sewkatiedid said...

What an amazing shot. I always enjoy talking to the locals and admire their creative ways to make money.

Meri said...

Oh my -- can't they make an exception for cool drinks and icy confections? And the inflatables are really cute.