I went to a market in North Carolina and it really struck me how different markets are across the world. I was used to the markets of Latin America, and coming back to the U.S. was a bit of culture shock.
Admittedly, the pictures from the Peruvian market are misleading. There are also fruit and vegetables for sale, plants, flowers, etc. But since those things were nothing new for me, I never took any pictures of them. The way meat was sold was new and different, so I took lots of pictures.
The market in the U.S. was relatively quiet – no one was shouting trying to attract customers to their stores. The market didn’t smell bad from all the meat out at room temperature. People walked and maintained their personal space around them.
One market is not better than the other. Not at all. They are just different. The U.S. one is more hygienic, yet more boring, for example. Both are are beautiful in their own ways.