Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mercat St. Josep La Boqueria

About two thirds of the way up Barcelona's La Rambla, running perpendicular to the road where the rest of the vendors set up, is Mercat St. Josep La Boqueria, a huge open air food market with a great mixture of smells and tastes and colors (and lack of color). It absolutely dazzles the senses.

5 comments:

sravana said...

Those eyeballs are scaring me. Or scarring me. Whatever.



Otherwise, absolutely gorgeous photos. They are reminding me of the open air markets in Mexico - around one corner are gorgeous mounds of flowers, next corner, fruit, then veggies - all smelling wonderful.



Then...



The MEATS. Oh, the odors! :P

alice said...

I've been to markets with the stinky meat, but at this one, the meat was all iced behind glass, so their odors were remote (the FISH, otoh, was sometimes out in the open).

alice said...

(btw, DD talked me into putting that image on top. I originally had a different picture leading the set. The eyeball definitely freaks me out.)

Keera Ann Fox said...

Ooh, what wonderful pictures! The photo with the strawberries is a fascinating still life.



The one with the sheep's heads amuses me more than it upsets me, though I think it would be more tasteful not to poke the eye with the price tag.

alice said...

Thanks, Keera. I think though it's not necessarily the best of the group, the image with the sheep's head is the most provocative of the bunch.