It's like the Rolls Royce of traditional markets.
Normally a traditional market is outside, full of yelling, and frequented by odd characters. But Shi Dong Market has taken everything that a traditional market offers and polished it nicely for the high-borns of TianMu.
I have to admit, it was a nice to look at all the traditional market food in the comfort of air conditioning and the absence of rouge scooters that could kill me anytime. Nonetheless I would hate for anybody to see this post and think that this is what a traditional Taiwanese market really looks like.
Shi Dong seemed to have all the staples of a traditional market: fish, veggies, fresh meat, and flowers. Scattered in between there's usually candy and trinket shops.
But the real reason I visit these markets is always for the characters.
I wasn't planning to make a post about this place or anything when I headed out, but after getting more decent photos than I expected I felt compelled to share it.
In particular I was pretty happy with the photos below I got with dog and the neon lights. If only the man and his dog had been working under the neon light, that would have been the million dollar shot there.
Writing these things is stressful sometimes because I feel pressured to come up with some great story or useful information, but I think the most important thing I can say here is that photographers reading this should come here and see what kind of work they can do with that neon sign.
I guess I could expound on how different and fancy this market is compared to the regular ones, but I'll just let the pictures talk for me. That's why I shoot in the first place, so I don't have to speak or write that much, because the more I babble the dumber I sound.
So if you wanna see the difference between the high-born traditional market and the real market then head on over to ______ and see for yourself (after I visit one I'll put the link there).
And in the words Forest Gump... That's all I have to say about that.
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