Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sanchung Scooter Market

Traditional markets are one of the features of Taiwan that remind you of the way things used to be on this island. Fresh produce, delicious snacks, narrow streets, and the laissez faire attitude. This is the Datong Market in Sanchung, across the Tamsui River from Taipei proper.

Red fruit under complementary lighting, with a 50 cc scooter in the foreground. Scooters come with hooks that are perfect for hanging plastic bags from.

An older gentleman enjoys a bowl of shaved ice while a scooter couple motors by.

Remember drive in restaurants where the waitress would skate up to your car window to take your order or deliver your meal? Almost the same.

Buns, buns, buns.

Steamed dumplings to go.

Dogs are some of the most enthusiastic scooter riders.

Toys for children of all ages.