In Pictures: Good Night Shuk HaCarmel

The famous Tel Aviv market offers a glimpse into the lives of Israel's merchant class.

Shuk HaCarmel after dark (photo credit: MAGALI DRUSCOVICH)
Shuk HaCarmel after dark
(photo credit: MAGALI DRUSCOVICH)
When the windows are shut and tourists head back to their hotels and guest houses, the famous Tel Aviv market, Shuk HaCarmel can relax. Good night lights, good night bright colors; until the market place reopens the following day.
Shuk HaCarmel after dark
Last sales before closing
19:00 and the local's start to close
Merchants throw away fruit, trash in the streets - tomorrow brings a new day
Streets of the shuk covered in trash
Shuk scenes
Merchants store their remaining merchandise behind the main streets
Work items
20:30 and a few remaining businesses stay open to sift through what they can use again tomorrow
Taking a break before continuing with street cleaning
Once the trash is cleared, water will be used to wash the day away
A dumpster arrives to remove garbage at the end of the day
Allenby and HaCarmel
Goodnight Shuk HaCarmel