Mercato del Capo

Moving on from the rather disappointing La Vucciria market we head onto the far more bustling and hectic Mercato del Capo. First we walk through the textile and cloth merchants section. With every texture and hue of fabric on show it’s a colourful sight. I loved this little haberdashery / homeware stall with its vividContinue reading “Mercato del Capo”

Borough market

Fresh back from a weekend whizzing around London and visiting a few new places. One of which is the Borough Market in Southwark close to the Shard. Apologies for fuzzy pics, they’re all taken on my mobile!! Borough has long been linked with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain,Continue reading “Borough market”

Mercado Central de Atarazanas

Malaga central market is another foodie heaven, crammed to the rafters with a veritable cornocopia of fresh goods, meats and jars of anything you can imagine. Malaga Central Market, also known as The Mercado Central de Atarazanas is a gorgeous piece of architecture as well as a haven for nibbles and tasty treats. The gorgeous stainedContinue reading “Mercado Central de Atarazanas”

First ever Asian markets

My trip to South Vietnam in 2008 marked the start of my love affair with Asia and all its quirky delights. It’s also the first place I encountered some of the cavernous trade markets with their endless produce for sale that I grew to adore. In Ho Chi Minh the Bin Thay market is aContinue reading “First ever Asian markets”

How the Italians do markets

My market odyssey continues during various trips throughout Italy. The magical city of Florence has a wealth of impressive markets including the Central Market. Butchers, fishmongers and delis are on the main floor, while fruit and vegetable sellers are on the top floor, Colourful soaps in every colour and perfume beguile the grimy travellers while pasta comesContinue reading “How the Italians do markets”

More magical markets

Carrying on my pictorial romp though markets that I have known and loved! These are a throwback from a trip to Southern France way back in 2009. From flavoured salts to olives and figs, there’s a host of delicacies on offer. These snaps are from the bustling Cours Saleya market in Nice which is atContinue reading “More magical markets”

Colourful markets

While I wait for the next jaunt I’m filling in the time with some collections of some of my favourite photos from the past few years. Along with peeling paint and endless buildings I also have  HUGE fascination for markets, food, textiles, herbs, spices, kitchen utensils – you name it, I love to snap it.Continue reading “Colourful markets”

More Mostar markets!

Before we headed back to Croatia, we had time to mooch around some more of the picturesque little stalls that line the main cobbled street of Mostar. From colourful slippers to beaten copper work, tiny traditionally attired dolls to artwork, there’s almost too much to take in. Colourful wooden instruments make interesting (and custom friendly)Continue reading “More Mostar markets!”

Marvellous Mostar

Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina situated on the Neretva River. Its quaint cobbled streets are lined with colourful stalls and converge on the main focal point of the town, the (newly restored) old bridge. From multicoloured scarves, bags and wallets, wooden instruments to shiny copper jugs, the bazaars are a cornucopia ofContinue reading “Marvellous Mostar”

Portabello Road

One of my favourite places in London is the hectic, bustling Portabello Road and its markets. From antiques to food, vintage fashion to costume jewelry, it’s another shopping (and happy snappers) delight. Whether you’re after a refreshing drink of coconut water, some eye wateringly pricey fungi or just fancy indulging in a little pastry heaven,Continue reading “Portabello Road”