Thursday’s Special

conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being.


The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria [ɫa bɔkəˈɾiə] is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla. It is full of wholesome foodstuffs (and some not so wholesome)


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

37 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special”

  1. It’s been so long since I came walk around La Boquería.
    Very lively place full of colour and life!

  2. Perfect choice taking us to a warmer climate. I hope your whole year will be wholesome, Jude. I have enjoyed your colourful captures.

  3. I love wandering in markets feasting my eyes on all the color and dreaming of the food I might cook. Fabulous photography. Love the sharp contrast of colors. 🙂

      1. Oh yes, you should!
        Funny story, when we took our girls to England in 1999 they were 9 and 12. One day we had a big driving day, and we stopped at a Little Chef for a meal. The children’s meals included free lollies. The girls thought that was good, but they didn’t get what they expected. They weren’t disappointed though!

  4. Utterly juicy colours ! Lovely photos .
    You’re right Jude , they’re so creative with their displays one hardly likes to disturb such arrangments 🙂
    Is there a Fish market here ? It was amazing , but I’m not sure if it is in the same place . I have a distinct memory of a senior lady selling and dealing with the fish in her bloodied white pinny and huge knife 🙂

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