10 Jan 2012

OUR WORLD - Market


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My part of our world is rather rainy and grey, but still I managed to go to the market in the next little town, when the sun appeared for a few minutes.



I didn't see a lot of people when I arrived



Unsold Christmas trees were laying around and still some Christmas decoration was there



A flower stall, rather hidden



People tried to warm up themselves with hot Hamburgers, Hot dogs, and hot snails in a bowl



Or with beer or wine in this little café







Not many people




As Sundays all shops are closed, the streets were empty too.

When I returned to my car, it started to rain again ! What a start in the New Year.

16 comments:

diane b said...

Well at least you didn't have to jostle with the crowds.I think I would rather a coffee than a bowl of snails.......

ladyfi said...

I'll pass on the food, thanks!

Hope it's sunnier now.

Andrea said...

I am from the tropics so i am really amazed with the habits of people in temperate countries when the sun appears. They get out in the open as if that instance is a rarity. I observed this in Sweden, France, and i think yours is not much different. I stayed for a month in Sweden and i really love to observe the people being so happy under the sun. In Rome, it was so hot at noontime but the white tourist people love it so much, when i am trying to cover myself with a jacket or a hat!

Ann said...

Thanks for new design on the Ruby Red badge. You are so artistc. On this yellow post, I posted about my friend, who founded the cat cafe.

Ann said...

Did they report the girl who assaulted in New Zealand? may be they wanted anonymous about it because the poor girl will have to return home.

The people of the town raised a lot of money and gave toys. The parents were very good and asked for the toy giving to stop, Then they gave a lot of them to the children in the hospital.

A Lady's Life said...

gattina - this was normal behavior. Until laws were passed against abuse, men beat their wives and their children.
Quebec especially, The French always beat their wives, drank and never brought money home to feed their 9 kids. lol My dad was in german labor camps, he was beaten himself and starved.He was just a kid himself. People who came out of these places never felt pain and never had tears when they cried. My Dad cried. He was a good Dad on the whole. And dresses, my family had to sew. My grandmother was a fashion designer and every one learned from her.lol


Boy there certainly were not many people. Maybe they come later ?

Indrani said...

Yes, quite a quite place.

Luna Miranda said...

hmmmn, hot snails! interesting.:p
perhaps it was the wet weather that made people stay home.

Maribeth said...

I wish I could say that it has been quiet here, but with the Primary Election this have been wild!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wet and gray -- reminds me of Oregon where we used to live (now we are in Florida during the Winters). A visit to the Market is a good way to cheer up a dismal day though -- either that or a bookstore with a good cup of tea or coffee at hand.... I remember those kind of days very well.

jabblog said...

It looks as though most people are staying indoors. Never mind, the sun will shine again one day.

Sylvia K said...

I love markets like this -- I will pass on the snails and prefer to go when its not raining, but hopefully you'll have some sun soon. We have a little today??? not sure how long it will last! Hope your year is off to a great start, Gattina! Enjoy! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Loree said...

What a lovely market. Happy new year Gattina. The weather is certainly strange this year. Here in Malta we are having a real winter for a change. It is actually cold!

Vagabonde said...

Even though it looks grey and it is raining – I wish I was walking in your town right now.

Ika Devita Susanti said...

Wow! I really would like to visit a flower stall. I am craving for it! It's raining all days too here in Indonesia. What a blast!

Lifecruiser Travel said...

Lovely little town, but looks a bit sleepy. Perfect for a glass of wine or beer at that café I would say :-P

Looks like you have had about the same weather as we. We have only had a few snowfalls. Yesterday it was raining all day, ending with a little snow in the night. It's not staying.