Prowling my world, camera in hand

1 September 2009

Week 34: El Campello and the Mercado

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About half of the pictures this week were taken during my daily cycling, and the rest while walking my dog or shopping at the market. When I cycle, the first rest stop is the harbour in El Campello, almost exactly 10 km from my house. It is a nice place with a lot of life going on at all times.

At the weekend, I cycled to a secluded area north of Alicante called Coveta Fuma. It certainly provided an intense workout in the heat, as it is quite hilly:

The alternates

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Some lucky people have nice houses right on a private beach:

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El Campello is a touristy beach community, but just a few km inland one can see sights like this:

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One of the permanent inhabitants of El Campello harbour:

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No week can be complete without a señorita:

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Looking for the catch:

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Inside the fish auction in El Campello. The guy’s shirt can be roughly translated as “I am the fucking boss”:

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Children playing on Playa San Juan:

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While Spanish roads are a lot safer than they were just 10 years ago, there are numerous reminders along the local roads that they are not as safe as those in Northern Europe:

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While walking my dog one day, I saw this woman sleeping on a bench. Clearly she was not homeless. My guess is that she had been out all night (as is customary here on Friday or Saturday nights) and simply decided that she could not make it home:

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Just some backlit leaves:

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On Saturday morning, I went to the Mercado Central to buy some fish and herbs. As I usually do, I first hung around outside a bit. This little girl had some trouble selecting which ice cream to have, despite help from her brother:

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People and their dogs have coffee before or after shopping:

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I first went to buy my vegetables:

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Then I moved on to the seafood:

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I particularly like some of the fish vendors:

1 Comment »

  1. A great set of photos; enjoyed very much. Thanks.

    Comment by Brian Swale — 2 September 2009 @ 03:34

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