Welcome once again loyal readers. This time Bruce will try to tell a story via mostly pix instead of by way of his usual pedantic, wordy prose. He thinks this will be a welcome respite for you so here goes. Oh and for you email subscribers who prefer to read these posts from Bruce’s original blog-siteÂ just click here.
We have gotten into a bit of rut, shopping-wise and have not been to the Lucas de Galvez Mercado in some time so with a Sunday off from the Vikings we set out for Lucas to renew our love of this colorful and vibrant market place.
Just inside the market I start to snap pix and sure enough the battery warning light comes on. We pick up some Tectron AA batteries, a four pack for 6P from one of the ubiquitous battery vendors and pop them in only to see that our camera doesn’t even see these cheap batteries. Mary complains to the vendor and he explains that oh, they’re not for digital cameras. Okay. We hunt around and all we find are Tectrons so we put the old batteries in and they are refreshed from the break and work just fine which is lucky for you loyal reader otherwise you would be subject to more of this and no more pix.
This is one of the countless produce vending areas of Lucas de Galvez.
Mary buying produce from one of our favorite vendors.
Bruce checking out a papaya to see if it is listo, ready/ripe.
It seems strange to find supermarkets within this huge mercado.
This is one of many hardware and kitchen supply vendors. Pretty much any consumer product available is sold in Lucas, including electronics, apparel, watch repair, jewelry, and even motorcycles! I tried to find that shop for a pic but I got turned around for the first time in awhile and, so I cannot supply photographic evidence of this fact. Que lastima!
Of course there is always a fish market. And oh boy, you don’t need a map to find this one.
To cleanse the smell from your nose, here is one of many fresh flowers markets.
And now that Mary has her appetite back here is just one of many areas of cocinas economicas, economic kitchens. Note the fellow in the back ground working his art at carving carne pastor from his upright spit.
ZapatosÂ are us. Honestly, without exaggerating and that’s hard for me, I would estimate that 10% of this entire market is devoted to shoes, another testament to the love Mexicanos have for their footwear.
It’s hard work, being a produce vendor. I had my arms full and didn’t quite get to this poor chap in time.
Another guy and I help this unfortunate entrepreneur load up some heads of lettuce that had spilled onto the ground.
Thanks for visiting gentle reader. Bruce hopes you enjoyed this little photo-rama as you can be sure he’ll probably be back to his usual 2000 word onslaught in the next post. On a side note, Bruce is very curious who if any of his old Alexandria area pals are looking in. If you would please take the time to comment and say “Hola” to him, it would be much appreciated. Hasta La Vista!