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Market day in North Catalunya

How to choose a good melon? One of the last great remaining mysteries on this planet.

We spent the weekend in Argeles sur Mer (catalan: Argelers de la Merenda), in the french part of Catalunya. And yes, Saturday was market day. And no, I did not forget the camera!

Before you buy, you need to check the ware! And if you’re good at it, you’ll get the best tomatoes in the world!

PS, much later… I slightly re-modeled this post, as many of you seem to prefer what is now the first photo.

12 responses

  1. Rob and Mandy~~
    Love love love the color(s) in your market day (esp. the top) photo!!!!!!!


    June 22, 2011 at 12:32 am

  2. mvi

    [url=]photo to painting[/url]I think this picture is so nice


    June 21, 2011 at 5:07 am

  3. Now, that's a close encounter.


    June 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm

  4. I agree with brattcat about the second photo… There is so much color and market activity!

    To select a good melon? The smooth end should have a slight “give” when you press it with your thumb and sniff in the same spot for a good melon scent. Voila!



    June 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  5. Great pictures, I love this kind of marketing!


    June 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

  6. I would very much like such a market here on Lolland!
    Have a great week all 3 😀


    June 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

  7. Such a photogenic market place !


    June 20, 2011 at 7:13 am

  8. I love, love your colorful, delicious market shopping snaps! Glad you didn't forget your camera…..
    BTW, Happy Birthday! Bon anniversaire! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Grattis pa fodelsedagen! O tanjobi ni omedito gozaimasu! Gratulerer med dagen!
    (I'm just 5 years behind you, Roberto!)


    June 20, 2011 at 4:02 am

  9. So happy you didn't forget your camera (as if!!) these photos are just so full of life and atmosphere you almost feel you're there! Fantabulous indeed!!


    June 20, 2011 at 2:16 am

  10. I've seen people hold the melon in one hand and tap it a few times with two fingers of the other hand. Supposedly, one listens to the sound as the melon is being tapped and also feel the vibration the melon makes. ?? Who knows ??

    Have a nice day!


    June 20, 2011 at 2:11 am

  11. all three of these are wonderful but my favorite is the middle image.


    June 20, 2011 at 12:44 am

  12. I would like to go there 🙂


    June 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm