Saturday, November 29, 2014

Budapest Christmas Fair

Today I went with my daughter to Budapest Xmas Fair, which is
one of the most popular Christmas fairs in Europe awaits the lovers of winter programmes this year again in the heart of Budapest, in Vörösmarty Square.
More than 100 wooden pavilions, which will attract visitors with their unique high quality folklore and applied arts products, will be built on the square. Christmas decorations, small presents, candles, gloves, woollen hats, wrought iron and woven products are also sold here, as well as other special articles that cannot be found anywhere else. You can experience the real wonders of winter-time while enjoying tproducts that have been evaluated by a jury, and satisfying your appetite at typical Hungarian buffets, which offer mulled wine, kürtoskalács (sweet Hungarian pastry), roast chestnuts and other market snacks. When passing along the colourful and beautifully decorated rows of pavilions, it is worth walking, with mulled wine and kenyérlángos (flat bread baked in a cob oven) in your hands,  to the front of the Gerbeaudcafé, where a great festive atmosphere is guaranteed due to the performances by children, folklore groups, dance houses, brass and reed bands, string orchestras and choirs.

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Salzburger Brezen"

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At local market in the centre of Salzburg you can find a great choice of pretzels, for example chocolate and jam pretzels, pizza pretzels, apple strudel pretzels, glazed doughnut pretzels and standard pretzels too.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

La Boqueria

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The photo was taken in the "La Boqueria" in Barcelona. One of the most beautiful traditional markets I know (besides Bolhão in Porto).

Originally uploaded by Sérgio Silva

Monday, May 12, 2014

Abubakar Market

Abubakar Market


"Abubakar Market, Borno State, Nigeria. Local market scene.
The market is a meeting place for different ethnic groups and farmers to sell their product."

Originally uploaded by Irene Becker, visit her Page on FB: facebook.com/irenephoto.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Maeklong railway market

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"Maeklong Railway Market, located in Samut Songkhram, Thailand, 1-2 hours drive from Bangkok. It looks like any other open-air market in Asia. There are tropical fruits and vegetables such as lychee, durian, and mango in big brightly colored piles, variety of dried spices, pastes and herbs, freshly caught seafood and other local foods. The crowd weave their way around in between vendors, picking up whatever they need for the day. The market is sheltered by low-hanging awnings/umbrellas and if you look closely, you will notice that you are actually walking on train rails.

Then a piercing siren sounds and in a flash the market transforms - the shoppers disappear and the stallholders whip away their produce. One moment you see the locals shopping for their vegetables and the next moment the vendors will scoop up their baskets and boxes and anything that lies over the track. The market comes to a standstill as all the vendors hold on to the poles supporting their awnings to make way for the train to pass. It is such a tight squeeze that the train travelling at about 15mph almost touches the fruits, vegetables and everything else at the marketplace as it passes through."

Originally uploaded by Igor Bilic.  Please have a look at his great photography site  http://www.igorbilicphotography.com/

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tallin Market

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Market inside the ramparts of the town wall in Tallinn, Estonia. This market sold mostly handmade woolens.

Originally uploaded by Terence Faircloth

Monday, May 5, 2014

Myanmar Inle Lake

Myanmar Inle Lake

Originally uploaded by Jim Delcid