Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Theme Day: Open Air Market

Fruit and vegetable market, piazza Cavallotti, LivornoPiazza Cavallotti” is our chaotic fruit and vegetable market.Fruit and vegetable market, piazza Cavallotti, LivornoThe stalls are brought here every morning and taken away at 2pm.Fruit and vegetable market, piazza Cavallotti, LivornoThanks to my colleague Daniela, for the use of her sister's balcony.


38 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Colourful as butterfly wings, looks peaceful to me.


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Jacob said...

What a beautiful and colorful chaotic scene...I can smell the smells, too! Yum, yum. You are fortunate to have such a market!

Jacob said...

@ Trillian - Re your question about the pizza...actually, this pizza is not very good in my opinion...the crust is bland and tasteless and the pizza itself has no zing. It's OK if you're really hungry, but otherwise, nah...

J Bar said...

Beautiful and vibrant colours at the market.
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Halcyon said...

Such beautiful produce! I love the colors.

Luis Gomez said...

Love them! Great pictures. I love that they are taken from above.

tapirgal said...

Looks inviting. I wish our open-air market were every day, not just on Sunday.

Kate said...

A great medley of fruits and vegetables. Don't you just love all the colours?

Virginia said...

FIll my market basket with one of EVERYTHING! :)
V

Randy said...

I would need alot of bags for this market. Wonderful photos.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

The first photo is my favorite. very inviting and makes me smile

Hilda said...

All the fresh fruit and vegetables here are making me hungry!

Dina said...

Beautiful colors. Your shuk looks a lot less chaotic than Mahane Yehuda.

Small City Scenes said...

So nice!! Looks like the big open market in Seattle. Such great colors. MB

cieldequimper said...

A market should be chaotic!! It's the only way to be.

Svenske Floyd said...

Yummy! We have such a place in Stockholm, Sweden, called Hötorget, "Piazza Fieno".

Gunn said...

We have a market, but not like this.
I nearly "envy" you....

lewi14 said...

Looks like a colourful and lively market.

paul said...

You made excellent use of a well-positioned balcony. Love the colours.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the colours in the market there, great captures!It reminds me Brazil!
Léia

Birdman said...

Color, color, color!

EG Wow said...

I love all the colour! I'd shop here.

brattcat said...

These are gorgeous shots, VP. Of course you may post the photo of the benches. Thank you so much for asking. I'm honored.

B SQUARED said...

Daniela doesn't have far to go to shop. Must be noisy when they set up in the morning.

Jilly said...

All the wonders of an Italian food market. Superb! I only recently discovered those small tomatoes, not round but oval - you show them in the top photo - fr left. Slightly oval and small and delicious. I just love the flavour of these - even better than the usual beef tomatoes which I buy. Do you happen to know the name? A friend wants me to buy her some seed.

Kaori said...

The colors are fantastic! You have so many choices in vegetables! It must be wonderful to have this everyday :D

Rob and Mandy said...

I like chaotic places. Superb!

Kiki said...

Lovely colours of the vegetables.

VP said...

@ Jilly - Not an expert, sorry, but I'll check tomorrow morning! Are you sure these aren't San Marzano?

Francisca said...

Most markets I see are chaotic. I rather like to rummage around to see the different things they sell... it's really the only place where you see local produce, not what you get in the globalized supermarket. Yours is lusciously colorful.

JM said...

The top shot is fantastic and I really love the view from above! Great entry on the theme (that I forgot! Lol!).

joo said...

Vegetarian paradise!!!!

VP said...

@ Francisca - I won't be so sure about local veggies. This is not a farmers market and most of this produce comes from faraway places or from abroad.

Kim said...

Oh, this makes me want to COOK! I love it that you took advantage of the great view from above. I like having the overview. This is the way people have done markets from the dawn of time I imagine, but oh the work of setting up and tearing down each day!
-Kim

Babzy said...

i can see that your vegetables are cheaper than here , lucky you ;)

Francisca said...

VP, drats! Not really the same then, is it? But no red bananas?? :-D

Cushyco said...

Wonderful colours

Tinsie said...

Awww what glorious-looking food! I love open air food markets, they're a feast for the senses :-)