Cinnamon Sticks on Song Wat

Spice Street along Song Wat Road

This shot is from a section of Song Wat Road that has dozens of small warehouses filled with spices, herbs and dried foodstuff.

From what I gathered after talking to a kind lady that worked in the wholesale shop with the above raw cinnamon sticks, most of what’s stored and later distributed along Song Wat Road comes from China. Which isn’t strange at all since these mom-and-pop wholesalers are geographically located adjacent to Chinatown proper.

But what makes this snippet of Song Wat Road so intriguing to me is how these shops use their goods to dress their windows. I didn’t ask, but it’s as if there is some kind of retail component to their business model after all.