The street market in Barcelona, close to the cathedral, was buzzing with mid-afternoon crowds. Fairy lights and coloured balloons created a party atmosphere and the throb of the Barcelona street drummers, the whistles and cheers of the crowd, all added to the ambience. You could hear and smell this place before you arrived.
But let’s get down to the food:
naughty chocolates and pretty macarons (though I have to confess to never having tasted one)
tempting offerings from the sea, wrapped in newsprint
and busy, busy stall-holders serving out their goods
We came across the food market accidentally, but so glad we did! There is nothing better than a good surprise.
47 thoughts on “ambience and atmosphere”
This looks like my kind of place! I love street markets!
many of us do which is why they are always so crowded 🙂
I enjoyed the conversations on the way down, and the blur of drummers, ramping it up 🙂
I forget what it is we were going to do, but when we heard the drummers we were drawn in their direction.
I missed Rafa last night. 😦 You’ll be tuning in? 🙂
Haven’t seen any of the Australian on terrestrial TV – they may show the final if Murray makes it that far. Radio 5 Live broadcasts and I believe BBC 2 may show highlights next week. You will have to keep me posted!
I want to step into my computer screen and walk through this market! It looks amazing!
It was Jo, so much to eat and so cheap too. We had such fun concocting a three course meal from what was on offer.
Especially when the surprise involves delicious food. This market looks like so much fun. And I have to say, in opposition to the comments here, that a good macaron is delicious. There is a well-known patissier in Australia who is renowned for his macarons, which he creates in many unusual flavours, and they are soooo good. They are a little taste of heaven. 🙂
Maybe he is the one in Melbourne – DJ posted some photos of macarons that looked rather special.
Adriano Zumbo is the one I’m talking about. He has stores in Melbourne and Sydney. http://zumbo.com.au/ His cakes are to die for…I should know, I’ve eaten plenty of them. 🙂 I make a point of going to his Emporium store when we go to Melbourne. The macarons on DJ’s post look pretty special too.
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