segunda-feira, 3 de maio de 2010

The last grocery store in downtown

In Curitiba, the big supermarket chains (national and international) have suffocated the small groceries, forcing them to shut their doors forever. Rare are those who resist and persist in their small business. Those brave ones are special because their grocery stores are humanized, personal, where you and the owner of the establishment are know each other by name.

The fruit stand of the photo is probably the only one I know in downtown. It is located at Alameda Dr. Carlos de Carvalho, between the Voluntários da Pátria and Ermelino de Leão Streets. I was passing by car at Carlos de Carvalho and I saw the girl shooting the grocery store and I believe, its owner. So, I photographed the photographer and the object of her interest. The colorful fruit stall always made it a little nicer this stretch of street.

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