Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LA BOQUERIA MARKET



Sometimes my little camera is a real let down. Especially when it comes to color indoors. It does the trick for what I bought it mostly, but yesterday at the market in Barcelona, horrible pictures. So I decided to put up a few Blog posts about the same market from other Bloggers, who took much better images than me.

La Boqueria is a market in Barcelona, right off La Rambla, you cannot miss it. Because of the location and that it stays open until evening, I am not 100% convinced of it being a true market. Though I did see plenty locals, they mostly bought produce and meats, but more than half the stalls at my opinion cater to the hoards of tourists walking the city. The positive about that is, that the selection goes beyond your typical market fare, from chocolates from Leonidas to fresh fruit juices by the cup, all the way to  bulk spices so neatly displayed, it's clearly set up for tourists.

The most exciting part about Boqueria are the tiny little places that prepare food for you right on the spot. Excellent coffee, wine and of course Tapas galore. That made it a winner in my books.

Here are more images:









SANDWICH SHTICK?

TRIPE & HEADS. A GOOD NAME FOR A HIPSTER RESTAURANT IN CALGARY

COLORS IN FEBRUARY

OCTOPUS, BIG ONES

SAMPLES? YOU ARE MY NEW BEST FRIEND

GREAT BUILDING

SO MUCH HAM, SUCH A LITTLE STOMACH

THE BEST TAPA. ROASTED PADRON PEPPERS

MY CAMERA IS NOT GOOD

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2 comments:

claudine said...

Creepy animal parts aside... looks like an amazing place to scope out new flavours!

H.Peter said...

Yes Claudine, it is a bit challenging to look at, but if one knows how to cook those funny bits, they are delicious.