Monday, June 02, 2008

Sight for sore eyes

It was inevitable that I'd end up in Barcelona one way or another. I mean , if someone goes to the trouble of going to spain for the first time, Barca would have to be an obligatory stop. I fell head over hills with Sevilla but Barcelona wooed me and won me over purely by stealth. Going to visit La Boqueria a couple times had a great deal to do with my turnaround (having to battle the mobs on La Rambla though to get there was a bit daunting - bloody tourists ...yeah i know ;-P).

A frutas y verduras stand - check out those kick ass fresas!! Dried fruit and nuts stall

Yep, another frutas y verduras stand

A market in Spain wouldn't be complete without a place to get jamon

A Latin American produce stand

An assortment of crystallised fruit that my photo just doesn't do justice to

One of the many stands offering fruit juices (I sampled a pitaya & coconut combo)

One of the many eateries on offer in the market

...and my accompaniments for sitting back and enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of this wonderful place (pan con tomate & cafe con leche)

Postscript: I should add that the number of tourists taking snapshots of the place was phenomenal. Could it be that they too were all food bloggers?

3 comments:

  1. Sigh. It's so hard to read about other people's adventures when I'm stuck at work on a dreary, grey day. :)

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  2. They probably all were tourists!

    Just found out neTTe is going to Spain in September though her tour does not include Barcelona.

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  3. By the way, the photos are great- I'm amazed the frutas stand on such a steep angle. And it's so colourful... ahh to hear and smell the the sounds and aromas!

    More photos please!

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