A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
199. Cocktail seller
JULY 2008: Cocktail seller
You can enter any Brazilian beach and you certainly will meet them: ambulant hawkers. These vendors evoke mixed feelings among the beachgoers, but they are usually respected and even appreciated. A small minority among the beachgoers consider them as intrusive and annoying, especially when they loudly shouting offer their wares as they shuffle through the loose sand. But in general, the vendors are appreciated, mainly because of the convenience: the beachgoers need not to leave their chairs or towels for a snack, a cheap souvenir object or a tube of sunscreen. Especially sellers of simple snacks and (alcoholic) drinks do good business. But it is certainly not an easy life, as seen in the photo. This vendor of tropical cocktails waits patiently for his clients, while he is using a homemade crutch to support his healthy leg. Hats off to this man ….
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016