One of the many sites we went to were the various outdoor markets in and around Cuenca. There are at least 4 that I know of in CUE. Most of them were very similar, selling fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, grains, eggs, etc. A few of them had a lot of stalls selling housewares, plastics, shoes, clothes, and you could even get a haircut!! The largest of them all, Feria Libre, you could even buy chickens (live ones) ducks, rabbits, puppies, and kittens. Some were caged decently, some were not...we saw a bunch of kittens crammed into a wire cage smaller than a crab pot. GRRRRR!!!!
Kathleen discovered her photographic artist side by taking closeup pictures of colorful fruits and vegetables which she intends to mount in frames for her kitchen. The locals thought she was nuts. As we walked by, I whispered to some locals "senora es muy loco!!". hehehehehehe
So, here's some pictures of our ventures to the markets.
Sacks and sacks of grains and pastas everywhere you go. Makes you wonder how they ever sell the stuff at the bottom???
Two guys were making this huge pile of watermelons...one tossing from the tuck in the back, the other catching and stacking.
|One question....WHY? What the heck do you do with cow legs? Make a lamp?|
I couldn't resist buying this egg-holder. No, they don't need to be refrigerated. In supermarkets, they are sold in cartons stacked on the shelves...just like the milk.
|KATHLEEN....is that YOU???|
The REAL Kathleen (in red coat....errrrr....ummm....the one wearing flip-flops)