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My Local Corner Shop

When I started this photo blog just over one year ago, I followed an inspiration given by the Paris Daily Photo Blog.

Over the last few years a worldwide community of city photo blogs has been formed, spanning all five continents. Once a month, the community’s participants follow a chosen theme subject, each one with their own individual interpretation. This month, the theme was ‘My Local Corner Shop‘.

I am not member of the city photo blog community, because my blog is not about one city only (Felanitx would be too small for that), but instead, the MDPB concerns itself with a whole island, and consequently I did not participate in this theme of the month photo shoot.

But I liked the idea of the subject matter, and I have a quaint old corner shop right next door (well, almost).

The corner shop shown here has been run for over thirty years by a Mallorcan couple. They have only one daughter. The couple has retired now. The daughter is a doctor, and she did not want to give up her profession in order to take over her parents’ shop.

About nine months ago, the store was transformed into a Moroccan shop, run by a very friendly man from Morocco. He is catering for a sizeable community of immigrants from the Maghreb, living in Felanitx, selling everything from Kesra Moroccan bread and Halal meat to Couscous, Harissa and Tagines, plus Moroccan tea and olives. For variety, he also sells Mallorcan potatoes and other local fruit and veg. The shop also offers five or six computer terminals, making internet connections available to the Moroccan youngsters. 

In case you are interested in the city blog community’s June theme output of 175 corner shops worldwide, here are some links for you:

Adelaide, Australia by GordonAfyonkarahisar, Turkey by afyonblogAlbuquerque (NM), USA by HelenAmerican Fork (UT), USA by AnnieAnderson (SC), USA by LessieArarat, Australia by DiggerArradon, France by AliceAshton under Lyne, UK by PennineAspen (CO), USA by IamMBBAthens, Greece by DebbieAuckland, New Zealand by LachezarAustin (TX), USA by LBAvignon, France by NathalieBarrow-in-Furness, UK by EnitharmonBarton (VT), USA by AndreeBelgrade, Serbia by BgdPicBelgrade, Serbia by BibiBellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PABicheno, Australia by GregBogor, Indonesia by GagahBoston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & LeyreBrookville (OH), USA by AbrahamBucharest, Romania by MalpraxisBudapest, Hungary by Zannnie and ZsoltBudapest, Hungary by agrajagBuenos Aires, Argentina by KarineCanterbury, UK by RoseCape Town, South Africa by Kerry-AnneCavite, Philippines by Steven QueChandler (AZ), USA by MelindaduffChâteau-Gontier, France by LaurentChateaubriant, France by BergsonCheltenham, UK by MarleyChennai, India by Ram N,Chennai, India by ShantaramChicago (IL), USA by U R usCleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfishCoral Gables (FL), USA by JnstropicCorsicana (TX), USA by Lake LadyDurban, South Africa by CrazyCowEdinburgh, UK by DidoEvry, France by OlivierFolkestone, UK by Clare UnsworthForks (WA), USA by CorinneFort Lauderdale (FL), USA by GigiGainesville (FL), USA by LeahGeneva (IL), USA by KellyGlasgow, Scotland by JackieGreenville (SC), USA by DentonGun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake LadyHamilton, New Zealand by SakiwiHangzhou, China by ChaninHaninge, Sweden by SteffeHelsinki, Finland by KaaHobart, Australia by GregHyde, UK by Old HydeHyde, UK by GeraldJackson (MS), USA by HalcyonJefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja PortraitKatonah (NY), USA by Inkster1Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville GirlKuala Lumpur, Malaysia by EdwinKyoto, Japan by TadamineLarchmont (NY), USA by Marie-NoyaleLas Vegas (NV), USA by MoLe Guilvinec, France by ds2944Lisbon, Portugal by Maria JoãoLisbon, Portugal by Sailor GirlLodz, Poland by ritaloungeLondon, UK by HamLondon, UK by MoLos Angeles (CA), USA by Martha PerezMainz, Germany by JBManila, Philippines by Heyokity,  Melbourne, Australia by JohnMemphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeartMenton, France by JillyMexico City, Mexico by CarraolMexico City, Mexico by PolyMinneapolis (MN), USA by GregMinneapolis (MN), USA by MitchMisawa, Japan by misawa mamaMonroe (GA), USA by TanyaMonte Carlo, Monaco by JillyMontego Bay, Jamaica by AnnMonterrey, Mexico by rafaMoscow, Russia by IrinaMumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnuMumbai, India by MagiceyeNancy, France by yoshi,Nashville (TN), USA by ChrisNelson, New Zealand by Meg and BenNew Delhi, India by Delhi Photo DiaryNew Orleans (LA), USA by steve buserNew York City (NY), USA by Ming the MercilessNew York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •Norwich, UK by Goddess888Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashieOrlando (FL), USA by OrlFlaOslo, Norway by LothianeOwasso (OK), USA by JenniferPaderborn, Germany by SoemchenParis, France by EricPasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianbenPasadena (CA), USA by PetreaPerth, Australia by Elevation7Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jayPetoskey (MI), USA by ChristiePilisvörösvár, Hungary by ElisePort Angeles (WA), USA by JelvistarPort Elizabeth, South Africa by SamPort Townsend (WA), USA by rafPortland (ME), USA by CoreyPosadas, Argentina by LegaPrague, Czech Republic by Honza03Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by JulesRamsey, Isle of Man by babooshkaReykjavik, Iceland by VírgíllRiga, Latvia by Rotterdam, Netherlands by InekeRouen, France by BbsatoSaarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeterSaigon, Vietnam by SimonSaint Louis (MO), USA by StrangetastesSaint Paul (MN), USA by KateSalt Lake City (UT), USA by EricSan Antonio (TX), USA by KramerSan Diego (CA), USA by ZentmrsSan Francisco (CA), USA by PFransonSan Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la VacheSeattle (WA), USA by KimSeattle (WA), USA by ChuckSelma (AL), USA by RamblingRoundSeoul, South Korea by PhilSequim (WA), USA by NormaSesimbra, Portugal by AldeiaSetúbal, Portugal by Maria ElisaSingapore, Singapore by KeropokSofia, Bulgaria by AntoniaSpringfield (IL), USA by AubreyStavanger, Norway by TantyStayton (OR), USA by CelineStockholm, Sweden by StromsjoStouffville, Canada by KenSubang Jaya, Malaysia by JCSunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidgeSydney, Australia by AnnSydney, Australia by SallySydney, Australia by JulieSzékesfehérvár, Hungary by TeomoTacloban City, Philippines by agnesdvTel-Aviv, Israel by OlgaTerrell (TX), USA by BstexasTerrell (TX), USA by Jim KThe Hague, Netherlands by LezardTokyo, Japan by TadamineTorino, Italy by FabrizioTorun, Poland by Torun ObserverTorun, Poland by GlennToulouse, France by JuliaTurin, Italy by LivioTwin Cities (MN), USA by SlingerUrayasu, Japan by ZonoVictoria, Canada by Benjamin MadisonVienna, Austria by G_mirage2Wailea (HI), USA by KuanyinWassenaar, Netherlands by RichWellington, New Zealand by JeremybWest Paris (ME), USA by crittoriaWest Sacramento (CA), USA by BarbaraWeston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhotoWillits (CA), USA by Elaine,Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn.

The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: June 15th, 2008. The time was 11:12:02.

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