Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fragrant Land

Above, the inside of one of the bins at the Milan Spice Market in Berkeley, these are miniature  landscapes in intense desert colors.  If you live in a good-sized city, you might be able to find a spice market in the Indian area. Oh, okay, it's also an economical way to buy spice.

12 comments:

tony said...

(to Find)just follow the aroma........

Els said...

Ooooh that COLOUR !!!! gorgeous Susan!

Love what you did to the sweaters two posts back!!
(And that "nasty" looking beast next to you,wow !!!!!)

Charles Gramlich said...

Gorgeous color. Looks a bit like "dirt" though.

Celeste Bergin said...

that definitely looks like a landscape..!

susan christensen said...

Mmmmmm! I need Saigon cinnamon for a chicken we are going to cook on Sunday - bet I could get it there (but not here).

yvette said...

hihi,,,the artist eye to see such beautiful deserts...helas no indian or whatevere special food areas here....although,,cheesemarkets

knufknuf

grrl + dog said...

the smells must be maazing.

ArtSparker said...

Grrl - Oh! Maze and amaze...

Cobalt Violet said...

Nothing smells as amazing as a spice market! Cumin and coriander ... We went to one in Peshawar many years ago and I was so enraptured I must have forgotten to take pictures!

Fresca said...

I'd like this with some ground lapis lazuli. (Not to eat, of course...)

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

Ooh, I can smell it:)

bryan said...

Kind of a late response to this post of yours, Susan, but the photo reminded me of a pigment shop in SF that you should visit and photograph if you have a chance. It is a small narrow shop with floor to ceiling shelves along the two side walls. The shelves are lined with jars of raw pigment and it has a magical alchemical feel. I never mixed my own paint but I couldn't resist buying a jar of mixed orange earths just to possess the color.
http://www.sinopia.com