Friday, May 08, 2009

an orange a day


This is Valencia's Central Market, one of the oldest running food markets in Europe (according to the net), although the building itself was constructed in the beginning of the XX century, in genuine Valencian style, with lots of colors, ceramics and mosaics. It was marked as a "must see" while in the city so I headed to the market last Monday. It was more than what I had expected to find, the magnificent dome was a wonderful surprise to me:


Details of the decoration follow below. Valencia is known for its oranges!

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More info here. And now I have to go meet a nice fellow blogger (whom I haven't met yet!) at this place . Isn't this exciting?? I will take my own pictures of the café (it's a very known one and it is very centrally located but I have never taken pics there, it is always crowded...) and fresh shots of the city. I am ready for a fun morning!




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19 comments:

  1. What a great place would be something for me !!!

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  2. Wow what a market. Great pictures :)

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  3. What a wonderful building!

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  4. Those are great shots, Mar. Love the oranges!

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  5. what a beautiful market!

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  6. That's a fascinating market Mar and your photographs bring it to life on the page. Have fun meeting the blogger!

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  7. Serendippity! That's what that is! More than you wanted with PLEASANT surprise!!! That is indeed a beauuuuuutiful market place! Have EVER so much fun meeting your blogger friend at that spot! I wish I were going to be there with you!

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  8. the market looks like a great place and the dome is impressive

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  9. I love the perspective in the first photo - you have such a great eye for things like this!

    Have fun meeting your blogfriend. I know I enjoyed it when we met immensely!

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  10. GORGEOUS! Dome...And the "details"...Oh Mar...These pictures are divine! I just love seeing things like this, "close-ip?, and these Oranges are just Beautiful! Barcelona is such a magnificent city...How I wish I could come there...But, alas, because of my Health Issues..No travel. It certainly is one of the Great Cities of the world, and one that I wish I had been able to visit!
    Hope you had a GREAT time with your Blogger Friend....

    BTW: France-Part 4 is now up....!

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  11. now when I will eat my oranges from Valencia I will think to this beautiful building! The decoration is fabulous! Hoping you had great time with the nice fellow blogger! You make me curious!!!!

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  12. What great architecture; artistic and colourful too - thanks for sharing!

    Happy Weekend :-)

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  13. How much fun and the photos are so lively with colors!

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  14. Great place, according to the lovely shots. But where is your Photohunt?

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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  15. I like the paintings of oranges.

    Happy Mother's Day, Mar!

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  16. Wow! The dome is gorgeous - and so is the oranges too. One day I'll go there. I hope...

    Yep. We're home again - against our will.... *giggles*

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  17. Thanks for this advice - it's really worth visiting

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  18. marvelous, ( no pun intended) I also love the dome. I think one of my next alternate houses will have to be a dome. For now an octagon tree house will suffice. Went sailing on the Pacific last week, what a treat. come on by.

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