March 16, 2014

Welcome to our photo reports on markets we have visited during our travels over the last five years. We hope that they convey the flavors and images of the markets and that you will enjoy them.


The Saturday Market in Santa Barbara takes place in a parking lot a few blocks off of downtown. Linda and I went on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

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The Yobuko Morning Fish Market is one of the largest in Japan despite its isolated location on a peninsula in northwest Kyushu. Kent, Linda and I went on March 27, 2013.

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La Boqueria, Barcelona

February 10, 2012

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria has its origins in a market established in 1217. The actual structure dates from 1853, with the roof added in 1914. It is now both a thriving market for Barcelona food shoppers and a major tourist attraction, probably the most photographed market in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

The Porta Palazzo Market is one of the largest and oldest in Europe. It was decreed to be the only produce market in Turin in 1835. The open air section covers the large Piazza della Repubblica just outside the historic center of the city. Around it are enclosed buildings for butchers, bakers etc. Linda and I went in the morning of October 6, 2011, starting our visit to the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Der Naschmarkt, Vienna

September 14, 2011

The “Naschmarkt” has been Vienna’s main market since the eighteenth century. It now has 123 stands selling a wide variety of foods. There are also quite a few restaurants. Linda and I went on the morning of September 14, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

The ByWard Market, or Marché By in French, was founded in 1827 by Colonel By of the Royal Engineers, who supervised the building of the Rideau Canal connecting Ottawa to the Saint Lawrence River. It is located in the district around the Notre Dame Cathedral, the traditional center of French and Irish life in Ottawa. Linda and I visited it on July 22, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »