Colpetty Market, Colombo

Built in the early ’70s, the Colpetty Market was an infamous centre for black market imports during the bad ol’ days of the socialist Sirimavo Bandaranaike government. Today, it still houses shops that sell specialist imported food unavailable in regular supermarkets, but mostly it is known for quality local farm produce, be it avocados and durian from the hills, oyster and crab from the Indian Ocean, or beef and chicken from the city’s slaughter houses. For those willing to pay a premium, the Colpetty Market can supply your kitchen with everything you need. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/60, f/3.5, and ISO 200.

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