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    A village market day

    Last Sunday tyhe ol' lady and i took a short road trip out to Bo Sang where they have the umbrella factory. Picked up some Teak wall lamps for a member here. We decided to take some of the minor roads to home rather than the same old hiways.


    We came across a small village "Talat Nat" Loosely translated it's alocal flea market. I'd brought my brand new 38 X 380 mm fixed lens auto everything manual everything whiz-bang Finepix camera with me on the trip and thought I'd take some pics and get the feel for the thing. What the hell I was there, teh market was there and we needd to get some shit for dinner.


    I picked up a decent choppin' board for a 100 baht:

    "I got that big 'n in the back. Not bad for the price it's made of out of Tamarind wood dense, heavy and only half-seasoned.

    They got produce so fresh it doesn't know it's been picked




    We bought some them big green peppers in the pic above and some o' that fresh tender ginger in the lower one for dinner
    They got more than veggies. Man, the got fresh mushrooms of every kind.



    They had fresh fish


    Fresh pork


    but the fesh beef was kinda picked over:


    No matter, that litte piece o' pork; in the center of the pic, minced, with some o' that fresh, tender ginger, few onions, garlic and pak chee made a real nice stuffin' for them long green peppers; fried I had about half a dozen or so...

    They even had some traditional medicines for sale.


    Got to walk down the street packed with folks for about a scant kilometer packed with fresh foods, try out my new camera, things got more buttons and whiz-bang features than Thai's cell phone. Hopefully my pictures will improve real soon.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    AS I said the Camera is new and has so many settngs the damn instruction book's about 10mm thick. I set the thing up on a tripod and was goin for some arty fuckin shots of the meal I made from all I bought. somehow I set the fucking thing on shutter priority instead of aperature, though all my 1/60th of sec shots would look so good. not wiht flourescent lights and a aperatiure of8.0 they didn't.
    The peppers were great with sticky rice and some quick greep dippin' sauce. The fried meat balls from the left over meat made a great breakfast

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    Looks good Frankie. A bit of a result really. You wouldn't have gone out there if it wasn't for a kind member on here, would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post

    Hopefully my pictures will improve real soon.
    No need, these are all ok.

    The head in the trash can is a great shot and deserves a "caption this" thread of its own

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    Sometimes I am glad I shop at Foodland, I think the head would put me off buying beef from them

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    When I took my ex to the states she was always complaining "The beef's not fresh" Who the fuck eats fresh beef? They were all over it. What I don't get though is you see live fish chop off it's head and Mmmmm good eatin yu see a steer's head and eeeeywwww
    Fuckin beef don't grow on the vines man you gotta kill it before you eat it. kelled a few wild cows on our island in Fiji hung in the chiller fore few weeks.... Man tasty. The Fijians would kill for offal we ate teh good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post


    Sometimes I am glad I shop at Foodland, I think the head would put me off buying beef from them
    I am with you on that one made me sad!

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    "Talat Nat" Loosely translated it's alocal flea market
    Wouldn't that be Talat Gnat then?

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    Man, the got fresh mushrooms of every kind.
    You've gotta give me the address...

    Seriously though, nice one FF, thanks for sharing... is it the San Kampaeng street market by any chance?
    Last edited by Skulldigger; 10-10-2006 at 12:31 PM.

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    Heading west on the spoke road from bosang we made a right at teh first big interesection(where the two silver "factories" are).
    The talat nat was about 3 - 5 kilometers down the road not sure if it's an every sunday thing or not. No real defined "market area" just a bunch a folks on the side road leadinto the village, traffic just sort of found it's way among the shoppers.

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    Wonderful thread, Frankie. Great pics and a fine narrative.

    They have some good looking produce there.

    Poor cow looks like he never knew what hit him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Poor cow looks like he never knew what hit him.
    Probably a hammer

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    I didnt know cows came in barrels. You learn something new every day.

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    Good job FF! Personally, I love these kind of markets, one never knows what they can find...

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    I would love to hold that cow's head by the horns and run around the market with it pretending to ride it.

    Or Clean out it's inside and put it on my head and scare the locals.

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    A village market day

    Buffalo (cooked) is okay. It's the 'sok-lek' you have to worry about!

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    hehe

    Most fat western kids would think twice about tucking into their pre-packed,hermatically fucked up Big Mac when seeing where beef actually comes from!!!

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dirtydog (A village market day)



    how to cook?

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    Looks like a nice outing. What no sourdough?
    My fresh market on Ladprao 80 in Bangkok looks the same.

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    I set the fucking thing on shutter priority instead of aperature, though all my 1/60th of sec shots would look so good. not wiht flourescent lights and a aperatiure of8.0 they didn't.

    fcuk knows what that all means , but the pic's look fine to me , thanxs
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