Banja Luka's Covered Market
A Journey Through Banja Luka's "Green Market"
It's easy to take the places and things we see every day for granted. We get so caught up in our daily routines and the monotony of our surroundings that we often overlook the beauty and unique characteristics that make where we live special.
This hit me the other day, when I was walking through the centre of Banja Luka in the chilly February air.
I’ve walked countless times past the large indoor market without paying too much attention to be honest.
I not sure why, but I decided to walk around inside. It was near lunchtime and the market was starting to empty. I remember as a boy being fascinated by all the large barrows that were along the North End Road in West London, selling everything, and I mean everything, with the Traders shouting at the top of their voices with that very unusual but unique Cockney Slang.
Here though it was much quieter, still bustling of course, and different.
As far as I could see, these were not “Street Traders”, but people who had brought their own domestic products to market.
Maybe a bit more civilised?
Tamara always talks about visiting Camden Market in North London, it sees lots of tourists all the time, and I thought “why shouldn’t people visiting Banja Luka be encouraged to come to see and experience this market?”
You can actually learn a lot from a town or city’s market.
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