Saturday, April 14, 2007

Beam Me Up Scotty

This method of delivery used to be much more common than it is now when the buildings were less likely to have elevators. A basket on a rope would be lowered when the vendors came by with vegetables and fruits and such. The vendor and buyer would agree on the products and price, the money going down in the basket and the products going up.
Sorry for the gap in photos. We are having an internet problem in the countryside these days.


Anonymous said...

looks like the game one plays on tv but effective nonetheless

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

In South of Italy was very popular too until some years ago

Jing said...

haha...its a way to buy sometings many years ago in China too....

people are same clever wherever they are.

nice shot.

shanghai daily photo

Susan said...

They do something similar to this on the Nile Cruise boats-guys row out trying to sell galabeyas to the passengers (for the 'galabeya night' every boat has) and other Egyptian tourist items. Throw it back if you don't want it!

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