Sunday, October 24, 2010

Carcassonne - paen to place


Although there were mid-week markets in Place Carnet, they were not a patch on these Saturday markets. We have been flying out of Sydney on a Saturday and arriving in France on the Sunday. This seemed to set up a pattern of having weekly accommodation that started on a Sunday. Hence, the best markets were the day BEFORE we left each place. What a waste!

This was an exclusively produce market. My preference. The markets in Italy had a combination of produce and goods, with the latter being mass produced and often made in China. Defeats the purpose of going to a market, I reckon. Carcassonne had excellent boulangeries and Chez Felix - on Place Carnet - had nice coffee and red wine. The red wine in France is cheaper than the coffee.

10 comments:

The girl of many sorts. said...

Hi
Again...great photos:)
And again...i love the lady:)

Have a great day - SP

Ann said...

The French have definitely got their priorities right.

Clytie said...

A beautiful collection of wonderful photos. I love the faces.

I really love the little old lady in your last post too. What a heart warming story.

Pat Tillett said...

I LOVE candid photos and these are beautiful...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Markets always make for great photos. We went to the farmers market in Mudgee recently, saw the same man as I photographed in Portland. I don't care two hoots for the goods but the produce is often worth buying.

Sandra Gaspar said...

It's fantastic to photograph the daily life of a market full of people and colors.

freefalling said...

Oooo - this all looks interesting.
What's that in photo 8?
I can't work out what it is!

Julie said...

Photo 8 is raw beetroot. It is such a wizened vegie the way the French leave it so long. I was astounded by the texture of the flesh, that alone the colour.

freefalling said...

Well, I'll be.
Maybe it intensifies the sugar.

Julie said...

I will find a photo of the uncut and post it so you can compare.