Editor’s Note: As mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I love about blogs is they can take you to far away places you may never have the chance to visit. Today’s post is from one of our Richmond associates, Bobby Mizelle, who recently traveled to Spain. While certainly a stone fanatic’s architectural delight, Bobby shared his vibrant images from a market in Barcelona. Just what we need to signify the promise of warmer weather and bright colors returning to our natural world.
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria 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, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods. The market was opened in approximately 1200AD and remains a vital and busy mainstay of the city today. Between the colors, smells and sounds, it is a sensory delight, even to the point of overload (especially when recovering from jet lag!). The people watching – some close friends, others from world’s apart – exchange in the age old art of buying and selling was an observers nirvana. And the colors and arrangement of wares was truly inspirational! Enjoy.