Saturday, 22 October 2011

At the Market

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It was suggested to us, that on the Sunday morning of our stay in Paris, there was a fresh food and flower market close to our hotel. So we took a stroll down the street, taking in the amazing displays of fruit, vegetables, fish and flowers. Admiring also the shops lining the market filled with cheeses, wines and delectable baked goods. Although the city in which I live boasts an excellent indoor market, the attention to detail over the actual goods and displays is nowhere near anything I saw here. It seemed the fashion to take with you one of those old-fashioned granny-trolleys to hold all of the buys. And although very expensive, I couldn't help but wish that we could have something similar in the UK, it would make food-buying that much more enjoyable than the usual Tesco/Sainsbury scrum.

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27 comments:

  1. Oh lovely! I keep hearing that Paris markets are to die for, sadly I've never been to Paris but the first thing I'm going to do is visit one when I go there.

    We have similar open air markets here in Turkey too but unfortunaltely they are usually a crowded mess, since they are a bit cheaper then supermarkets and not pleasing to the eye as this beautiful one.

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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  2. Stunning photos, the French just know how to display things beautifully don't they! It's funny you should mention the 'old lady bags' - when I was on holiday in the South of France everyone had them! x

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  3. You make me miss my French home! In other news, I have an odd obsession with photographing french markets...

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  4. Nothing beats a good french market. Yes they are more expensive but the food is so fresh and of such great value. We always get our fruit and veg from them. Trouble is when you get back, food shopping so boring!

    Great photos.

    X x

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  5. Gosh it all looks so delicious xoxo

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  6. Amazing pics, darling Laura!


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  7. Oh my, this is absolutely amazing <3 I love markets and I love random pictures of flowers and such.. this is perfect :) x

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  8. We visited one cute little market when we were in Paris. The cheese stall smelled so bad you could smell it 2 blocks away! But I loved all the baked goods. I bought a most delicious carré confiture :) I loved this post :) made me reminisce! x

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  9. That looks like such a lovely market! I do love visiting markets :) xx

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  10. Gorgeous photos. I love the flower shots especially :-)

    xx
    Camille @ The Wild Fleur

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  11. You have no idea how much you making me miss Europe!

    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

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  12. I so love living in Paris.
    Striking images of the soul of Paris. Have a nice Sunday.xo

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  13. Aaaah, what lovely photos - makes me want to go and visit a market. Made me smile. :)

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  14. OMG J'ADORE these photos!! Stunning! PS-What camera do you use lovely? xx

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  15. Gorgeous photos! Stunning colours, and the cake looks soooo good. x

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  16. The French seem a tad more in tune with how to capitalise upon the visual appeal of food, as they do with almost everything else, I suppose! If I visited paris I doubt that I could pack enough flash cards to store the photographs I would take. I would go dizzy with excitement - and this is me who has been plotting to stay with a friend there for so long and never managed to get off my rear and actually do it!

    And then I could visit apc!

    Beautiful images, always:)

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  17. We have some lovely markets here in Zurich, but they are so expensive! And while they are lovely even just to browse through, they are not quite as lovely as what I see in these pictures... you are right, the attention to detail is amazing!

    Which makes the shopping and browsing so much more enjoyable.

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  18. Oh wow, it looks beautiful! A market like that would definitely make food shopping more interesting, I hope you managed to find a treat for yourself among all those yummy stalls!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I so love French markets and watching how French people shop... How they examine the food, chat about the quality and recipes. There's just so much knowledge and enjoyment of eating and cooking, it's quite infectious. xoxo

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  20. I've just been to the South of France indulging in all of this. The food is fantastic. Brilliant photos!!!

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  21. Oh my gosh, you are literally the fifth of my blog friends to be in Paris right now. What is going on! You are all torturing me ;) Lovely photos!!

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  22. Beautiful photos. (As ever!) Who knew vegetables could look so pretty...

    Penny x

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  23. You're still one of my favorite blogger! :-)

    xx

    S*

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  24. Your photographs are wonderful as usual, so pretty. I'd love to buy food from a market like this every day. Sally x

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  25. ohhh those cakes and the flowers look incredible! what a beautiful market. it would definitely beat going to the supermarket anyday!

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