Women in the Fruit Shop

Shopping in Sevilla is still women’s business. Today I went to the local fruit shop, just around the corner to buy fruit and vegetables. I get there honey from the region, too.

The shop assistant is from Huelva, Sierra del Norte. She is really nice but today I realized how many people who live in my “barrio” are actually from Huelva or from the Extremadura. It is amazing. They live in Seville but they still consider themselves part of their villages or regions. Seville is only the place where they happen to work or be or…

old shop in the center by D.Schönfeld © 2016
old shop in the center by D.Schönfeld © 2016

It sounds old fashioned but here they chat in the shops a lot. So after they talked about their dependents and the differences in their pronunciation, the subject changed and they started to talk about men and how much relationships changed. It is true during the last 30 years the roll of women in society changed a lot. One women, she might be about 45, said that it is sad how unreflected women see their new position and roll. Not easy to take.

orange in Seville by D.Schönfeld © 2016
orange in Seville by D.Schönfeld © 2016

I love doing the shopping here in the small shops. They sell local products or do them themselves. The bakery here doesn’t use prepared frozen dough, they mix it themselves and tell you what they put in. You can see it the size and form might change a bit. In the end I think we all should appreciate more what we have.

 

 

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