Sunday, 25 September 2011

Improvised shops in the streets of Nazareth

Shopping in Nazareth can not be compared to Europe. Most of the shops we saw were improvised stands on the street or traders showing their products underneath a quickly constructed shelter, protecting them against the heat of the sun. The billboards were very colorful and most of the souvenirs attractive. Most of the shops are in the hands of the Arabic community who is now the main population group in this town where Christianity started. If you like cooking, you certainly find enough spices and herbs as you see on one of the pictures. People were friendly and didn’t hassle their potential customers.

Winkelen in Nazaret kan niet worden vergeleken met Europa. De meeste winkels waren geïmproviseerde kraampjes op straat of onder zelfgemaakte afdakjes om zich te beschermen tegen de schroeiende hitte van de zon. De reclameborden zijn zeer kleurvol en de meeste souvenirs aantrekkelijk. De meerderheid van de winkels is in handen van de Arabische gemeenschap die nu de grootste populatie groep is in de stad waar het Christendom zijn oorsprong vond. Als je van koken houdt, vind je hier zeker genoeg kruiden en specerijen zoals je kan zien op één van de foto’s. De handelaars zijn vriendelijk en niet opdringerig naar hun potentiële klanten..

Shopping in the Nazareth
Shopping in the Nazareth
Shopping in the Nazareth
Shopping in the Nazareth
Shopping in the Nazareth
Shopping in the Nazareth
Previous Nazareth article: The house and carpentry of Joseph in Nazareth

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3 comments:

  1. I bet it is so easy to stop and browse the products when they are displayed that way! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing, filip! It's great to visit the place where christianity began !

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