Reader Submission

This dreamy picture was taken by Karlo Samson. He tells us,

“This shot was taken at the weekend organic market and food fair in the posh Salcedo Village in Makati City, the central business district of Manila, Philippines. Every Saturday, this grand lady shows up, coiffed perfectly and bedecked with pearl and gold finery. Before she arrives on the scene, an elderly gay man, probably her major domo, comes to reserve a table. He prepares table settings for ten, with proper cutlery and plates (note, the weekend market picnic tables are a paper plate and styrofoam container type of place) and waits for his mistress and amigas to arrive. We don’t know who she is, only that she exudes the fabulousness of a bygone age.”

  • Great submission by a reader and story to go with it!

    She definitely looks like a “grande dame” from times past.

  • And what an evocative photo!

  • many thanks for the kind words about the photo and the story. i’m at that weekend market much every weekend. if i have a chance to take another photo of our mystery lady, i shall do so.

    cheers,
    karl