Saturday, June 23, 2012

PhotoHunt: HOT

In order to beat the hordes of madding tourist, and take advantage of the "first-buyer discount," we were in this pearl market at around 7am. These necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are proud products of communities in and around the Sulu Sea, engaged in the trade for decades. The market is located at the wharf behind a landmark hotel which has changed hands through the years; but the pearl sellers, like the beauty of their wares, have consistently endured life's scrapes and scuffles.

back of Lantaka Hotel, Zamboanga City, January 2012, using a digicam.


  1. Hot deals are always to be found by the early bird. Good take on the theme

    My entry is here

  2. Beautiful pearls.. great idea for the theme...

  3. I love pearls . Lovely choice for the theme :)
    ~ hot

  4. So, pearls are a HOT commodity in the market there.

    My Photo Hunters Link is: HOT in pursuit

  5. Lots of beautiful pearls there! great shot for this week's theme.

    Have a good weekend.

  6. That's HoT! I've always told my husband that pearls are the perfect gift... no matter the occasion :-)
    Now we get to 'Flash' next weekend.
    Happy Hunting ~


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