Saturday, January 31, 2009

Newstand

Pasquale and Adalgisa's newsstand across from the Carabinieri police station is one of the many around town. Some are found inside a building but others, like this one, are freestanding structures usually located on street corners.

You can buy a wide variety of products here: newspapers with every possible political bent, magazines for every possible interest, crossword puzzles, children's albums in which to collect stickers in a vast selection of themes, cell phone top up cards, pay phone cards, lottery tickets, music CDs, DVDs...did I forget anything?

13 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thank you for the comment about the red color of the pinuela leaf on my site yesterday. Today I am showing a close-up of the red leaf, and I hope you like it. My photo will be posted in about 6 hours.

I also included a link from my site to your site with a recommendation to scroll back and read your January 27 post about the history of the word and color sepia. That was fascinating. I had no idea. And sepia is becoming much more commonloy used due to the settings on so many digital cameras that makes it easy to use it, or photo shop options.

Vogon Poet said...

You wrote an ode to the "edicola", good idea! Here they sell bus tickets too...

Walker said...

Great post about your world. Interesting.

valeria said...

...books, I should add. "My" edicola near home sells a variety of books...

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this looks so much like our own newstands - so mediterrranean

Saretta said...

Thanks for the link, Dave. I'll drop by to see your red leaf shot!

Poet & Valeria, yes! Bus tickets and books, anything else I missed?

Thanks, Walker!

Kiwi, Greece and southern Italy do seem to have a lot in common!

JM said...

Here we called them quiosque (kiosk) whether they sell food, drinks or newspapers and cigarettes (and whatever you can find there).

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I love these outdoor newsstands which also serve as a neighborhood convenience store....unfortunately, we don't have any in the town where I live - probably it's just way too cold!

brattcat said...

I think Kimy may be on to something. We don't have outdoor newstands in Vermont, either. This is such a good shot, Saretta. Really conveys a sense of place. And that white jacket looks cozy warm...so perhaps it's a little bit cold there, too.

marley said...

I really like these carts. I saw them in New York a couple of years ago. We don't have them here but I think they are a good idea.

Pam said...

I just found your blog today and I love your photos! The newsstand is like a blast from my past;) I haven't seen one in a very long time. Thank's, Pam

Ming the Merciless said...

I was always amazed at the number of newsstands in Europe. But then a friend of mine who works in publishing industry tells me that most magazines in Europe are distributed via newsstands.

In the US, most magazines are distributed by mail. Few magazines are bought at the newsstands.

Cool photo, by the way.

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