Photo of the Day (5.16.2010)

Street vendors fascinate me. Having grown up in a place where I was surrounded by gigantic shopping malls and cavernous grocery stores, it was surprising to discover on my travels such an intimate relationship between buyer and seller. Perhaps that’s why Flickr user don.wright’s image caught my eye today. It’s a great capture of one of Vietnam’s many street sellers. I like how the vendor’s conical hat mirrors the shape of the two wicker bundles in front. It adds a nice element of symmetry that grabs the eye.

Have any street vendor photos you’ve taken during your travels? Why not add them to our Gadling group on Flickr? We might just pick one of yours as our Photo of the Day.