When I recently went to Porto, we visited this great market which sells a selection of fruit and veg, meat (dead and alive), fish (dead), tea towels, aprons, souvenirs and probably a few other things that I can’t remember now.
It was great for photography too, so my friend and I shot up the place.
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I always enjoy going to markets and one of the absolute highlights of my recent stay in Seattle was the visit to Pike Place Market. This market sells lovely food and a few crafty things like bags, paintings and general bric-à-brac but the main emphasis is on fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables. There are lots of market stalls and some small restaurants. We started off with some tasty piroges at Piroshky, Piroshky.
You can click on the photos below to see bigger versions.
The market was under cover and had lots of great neon signs advertising the fresh seafood. One of the fish vendors made a big show of throwing fish around and shouting things when someone had decided to buy something.
We tried clam chowder from a place that had won chowder competitions several years in a row. And the chowder really was excellent. We also had really good crayfish and the oyster lover in our group had the biggest oysters ever.
Definitely a place worth visiting when in Seattle.
All photos shot by me on my Olympus µ[mju:]-II camera on 35mm film.