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28 October 2007

Week 43: Mercado Central

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On Saturday, I decided to explore the Central Market of Alicante. Every Spanish town has one or several of those markets, where many locals go for serious food shopping. I have visited such places in Seville (where every neighbourhood has one) but the one in Alicante is bigger and more interesting.

Main entrance:

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One of the meat counters:

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I then moved on to the fish section:

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Fishmonger at work:

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Another fishmonger, gutting the fish for a customer:

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On the square outside the market, these women are waiting for their husbands to pick them up:

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Also on the square outside the market, the little boy is saying, “look at the doggies!”:

I then walked around a bit in the neighbourhood around the market.

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Outside the main theatre of Alicante, near the Central Market:

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Same place, close-up:

The last two images are from the Postiguet beach in the centre of Alicante. Not bad for late October…

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Children playing:

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Fishing (the building in the background is the Melia Alicante hotel, where I stayed during my very first visit to this place back in July):

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