ambience and atmosphere

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.

ambience

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But let’s get down to the food:

naughty chocolates and pretty macarons (though I have to confess to never having tasted one)

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Calamari anyone?

tempting offerings from the sea, wrapped in newsprint

and busy, busy stall-holders serving out their goods

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We came across the food market accidentally, but so glad we did! There is nothing better than a good surprise.

Thursday’s Special

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

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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)

 

One Day One World Project: 09:00 – 10:00

the food market

A food and drink festival is held in Ludlow twice a year. In spring and autumn. In addition a regular outdoor market is held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; a local produce market twice a month on a Thursday and sometimes there is a craft market on a Sunday. I have posted some of the window displays for the festivals, now let’s take a look at some of the stalls:

Cheese

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I quite like a “Mojito” cocktail. Preferably in a glass.

Sausages, Sausage Rolls and Pies

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Even those delightful heart-shaped boards can be bought from the market.

Eggs

Plenty of eggs to go around.

Jams and Preserves

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and with so many jams and chutneys you are spoiled for choice.

…so many other delights

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So drink up…

buy British…

buy-british

and your local market!

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 09:00 – 10:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.