At the end of the past post, we were looking at breakfast.
I’m eating at a little “Soda” inside the central market — el mercado central.
At the next table are a father and son.
Earlier, I saw a young mother kissing her child.
Across the aisle, customers are starting to visit the carnecería.
It’s not everywhere you can ride your bike to the sausage seller!
The mercado has sodas…small restaurants, around its perimeter as well as inside. For a quick bite or a cuppa, you can walk up to stools along the sidewalk…
Underneath the Mercado’s large roof is space full of small stalls and businesses. Despite the large area involved, the atmosphere is intimate and personable. The are fish stalls.
Most central markets seem to have at least one stall selling herbs and medicinal plants.
There are fruit and vegetable dealers.
At another establishment, from ceiling to floor cascaded a cataract of fruit.
Inside and outside, the colors are wonderful.
You can get flowers, too. Valentine’s Day — Dia de Los Enamorados — is near.
I finish breakfast, ask for “la cuenta”, chat with the server, and head out into the street.
Time to start shooting!