Mercat de la Boqueria

E says there aren’t really any supermarkets in Barcelona so she does her food shopping every other day at the markets.  The market we went to was the Boqueria.  I know that you’ve seen markets before but this one was particularly nice.

I am very impressed with E’s Spanish.  Now she says that actually it isn’t very good and I am only impressed because I can only say please and thank you in Spanish (true – although I can also say hello and goodbye).  All the same, I am determined to be impressed.

The market
The market
Fishmonger
Fishmonger
I think the fish here is very good
I think the fish here is very good
Look at the gills!
Look at the gills!
Eggs
Eggs
Spices
Spices
Tomatoes and avocadoes
Tomatoes and avocadoes
More tomatoes
More tomatoes

After the market, we went and sat on La Rambla and drank two and a half bottles of white wine.  It was extremely delicious and something we almost never do these days.  When we got home, E cooked the sole she’d bought (most impressive considering how plastered we both were).  We then went out to have a look at the magic fountain at night but it wasn’t on – E thought that perhaps it had been switched off because of Paris.

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