February 11, 2009

Slow day

This sidewalk vendor had positioned his stall in front of Claret School and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church. He was selling mostly small, inexpensive plastic toys. He must earn a lot during school days and Sundays, but since it was a weekday holiday when I took this, he must have spent the entire day just 'texting.'

sidewalk vendor selling toys

21 comments:

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, the kids must go crazy passing that vendor!
Ah, texting, my daughter can't get through a few minutes without it,lol...

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a closeup of the fountain :)

Jim said...

Looks like a fun place to spend lunch money.

Martin in Bulgaria said...

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Olivier said...

elle est superbe cette petite boutique. j'adore, on a l'impression de se retrouver au printemps.

it is beautiful this little shop. I love, the impression of being in the spring.

Pam said...

Looks like a fun place for young and old alike;) What in the world would we all do without out cell phones! I love all the new technology;)

Lois said...

He has quite an impressive inventory there!

Hope said...

My kids would go wild here!

Saretta said...

He's got quite a selection! I have found though, that toys bought at vendors like this over here only last about a day...or less!

Bergson said...

this job is too difficult!

;-)

George said...

That's a very impressive stall. I wonder what he does with his inventory at night? He must really dislike school holidays!

lunarossa said...

I wonder what this weekday holiday is for. In Italy today is devoted to Saint Biagio who's supposed to heal all the diseases connect to your throat. Ciao. A.

angela said...

When I read the title I wondered if the post would be about saving energy or not consuming...still I guess it was for him.
Texting...I'm so slow at it.

mirage2g said...

He must be missing the giggling students!

Jackie said...

Couldn't the school have told him it was a holiday, he could have stayed in bed!

marley said...

Yes, he doesn't seem to be making his fortune today!

Rambling Round said...

Oh, this place has too many tempting things! Glad he is keeping busy and connected while the pace is slow.

metromanila said...

Lovely capture. It is very reminiscent of old grade school days. I miss skipping lunch to save for those inexpensive toys. None of them toys lived long enough to see this day, but it's okay.

Marc said...

It's a nice and colourful shot. Hope the guy is doing well.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice one! How did you click him without he knowing it? :)

Knoxville Girl said...

I like how you framed him and the umbrella to the left, to give your photo good focal point. I'll bet that's a loooong boring day without customers.

the donG said...

i like this shot. looks abstract.