Year Two, Week Six—Amber


Korea is the perfect place for small businessmen and women. In the US it seems like small businesses are dwindling with more people turning toward giant stores that offer items for cheaper prices. Here in Korea, the mom and pop shops appear to be going strong. There are the bondeggi vendors on the side streets, the hole in the wall family owned restaurants, the men selling socks and knock off tshirts along the sidewalks, and many others, like this man with the portable fruit and vegetable cart. I hope their positions in Korea remain needed and don’t dwindle like in the US.

  • Sherri - This is a great picture of a cart vendor – I love the tippy scale and the expression on his face — did you ask to take his picture or were you sneaky? I find that the older women refuse pictures – I haven’t asked a man — so I usually have to be sneaky or ask for a picture of their grandkid or something. I do love these vendors and the tiny stores and restaurants, but I can’t figure out how they all stay in business.ReplyCancel

    • Amber - I did just sneak a picture. I kept waiting for him to look up but he was busy doing something. Plus the light to the crosswalk turned green so I just snapped and went along with my day. I, too, love the scale!ReplyCancel

  • Zayda - I am in love with this photo. I feel a little sad for these people when I see them carrying their heavy stuff, or when they’re out on the street and the weather is horrible and I start thinking if what they make is worth it… They just give me a lot to think about. Thank you for sharing this beautiful shot!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - That looks like the wall just outside Itaewon Acres.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Have I mentioned how much I love this project?ReplyCancel

    • Amber - You MAY have mentioned once or twice- or 35 times…. 😉ReplyCancel

    • Amber - But I will never tire of hearing you say it! 🙂ReplyCancel