January 6, 2012

Along a Yellow Fence

For the meme Friday Fences, here are three different scenes I captured walking in Cebu, capital of the Visayas, along one loooong yellow metal fence separating the sidewalk from the busy street. 

Ostensibly the fence was erected to force some discipline into the typically unruly pedestrians. But that did not stop the cigarette and candy vendor from setting up his stand right on the street. The Philippines is the only place I have been where street hawkers will sell a single "stick" of cigarette or a single piece of candy to motorists. Do you know any other country that has this special service?



Cebu, 2011

17 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

There is no place like it. Of that, I'm sure...

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, scary place to go into business.
I love the other two photos, though, Francisca, and I hope the year 2012 is treating you right!
K

Andrea said...

hahaha, you are very observant, i can't imagine you were able to vividly focus those leg chains! I wonder why i can't comment on the post before this. Because blogger gave me this (bX-nne0wj), i was led to a lot of links, which eventually gave me no answer. So i just closed and re-opened, i will check later if it still appears. BTW, which hotel did you stay in Cebu?

forgetmenot said...

Great shots of your yellow fence and all that is going on by it. Mickie :)

Lesley said...

There are people who like to live dangerously. I admire his audacity to set up like this - blocking auto traffic with his stand and pedestrian traffic with his umbrella pole!

FlowerLady said...

Great photos. I love the one of the person's foot, so personal and colorful. The nice brown skin texture, the ankle bracelets and that great flip flop. The photos are all colorful, and that fencing is fantastic. It would look great surrounding a garden.

Thanks again for sharing life around the world.

FlowerLady

joo said...

I like the colour of this fence, and the second photo is superb!
Francisca, I'm not planning any trip at the moment, at least till the beginning of February:(
Hugs

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The seller is so close to the car!

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...love the foot on the fence! Years ago when I was much younger...our neighborhood store sold single pieces of candy and single cigs! 1 cent for the candy n 2 cents for the cig!

Traveling Hawk said...

awesome the second photo!

Flora said...

Cool pictures!!

Susan said...

Great pictures! Cool yellow fence. Those kids (I think they are kids) riding along the road are awesome!

gtyyup said...

Your second shot is awesome. I always enjoy photos from other countries. Thanks~

Kim, USA said...

Looks very familiar to me. ^_^ Happy weekend!

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Margaret said...

A great glimpse into life far far away. I love it.

Kaori said...

There are times I could use a piece of candy on my way to work! ;D

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