Tuesday, January 12, 2010

mercato ortofrutticolo

Marketplace back door

My camera and I took a walk in a less notorious part of the city today. The Quartiere Africano owes its name only to urban layout, not ethnic tissue. The names of the many avenues, boulevards and streets of this particular district are of borrowed from countries and cities of Africa. This specific covered neighborhood market occupies an entire block between Via Dire Daua, Viale Libia and Largo Somalia.

The colorful stalls and busy agora vibe provided plenty material for my photos. Plus I managed to shop for fresh produce and groceries at very affordable prices. Today is a good day.


  1. The fruits and veggies all look so good! We are in the deep freeze here in Florida and unfortunately many of the crops have been damaged which will mean higher prices for these items in the future.

  2. I'm drooling at those tomatoes. What a beautiful market.

  3. Sono contento di sentire che oggi è stata una buona giornata. Mi piacciono i carciofi e pomodori!

  4. I can only imagine the smells and sounds in this mercato. Four choices of artichokes? Wow. We are lucky to get one. The fennel looking so white and fresh. Ours looking a little dull. No wonder Italians cook so well or is it because they cook so well they grocer must carry such enticing produce?

  5. Olá Eleonora,
    As tuas fotografias são excelentes! ... Este mercado está impecável na apresentação dos produtos. Interesso-me muito por Itália e especialmente por Roma. Só não gosto do Berlusconi.

  6. Thank you! Grazie! Your comments make me happy.

    Lois~ Oh no, that's terrible news. I saw Florida in the news, all covered in snow at one point. Crazy.
    Rosaria~ It was a great find actually, I'm going back soon!
    ChuckP~ I emailed you with compliments for your Italian! Wow!
    LoriE~ It's all about the ingredients...
    Experimental~ Eu ou não gosto de Berlusconi. Muito obrigado para seu comentário! (google translator eat your heart out)

  7. Markets are usually good for photos - this is very colourful. But even in Rome I see everyone is wrapped up in thick overcoats.

  8. thanks for taking us into your world. Love the colors and the facial excpressions

  9. Thanks, friends I really appreciate you taking the time to comment here!
    Jennyfreckles~ I was reflecting on that myself, markets are pandering in their supply of images. It's FREEZING here today.
    KenMac~ It's all in the gestures and expressions here. Glad you like.

    Ciao and again thanks!

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  11. Everything looks nice and colorful here. Thanks for taking us on a walk with you. Lots of fun. And thanks for visiting my blog.


  12. It doesn't look like I'm ever going to get to Italy, so I guess this is the next best thing.
    Wonderful blog of Italy -- so glad I found you, and thanks for the comment on my blog. (I gave you a link so at least I can easily find you again)

  13. It looks like you enjoyed coming to the market with me!
    Petrea~ Thank you so much! I emailed you...
    Louis~ It is, I was so happy to have stumbled upon it. I have taken pics of the neighborhood, very interesting, modern and geometric.
    Paz~ Thank you for returning the visit! Hope to see you again soon.
    Aphotoaday~ Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment. I'm glad you like it here. But the real thing is something you should not miss. Come!

    Ciao and again thanks, everyone.

  14. Such a riot of color. Marvellous captures.

  15. one of my favorite places to visit while traveling: the market. Makes me want to prepare a tomato salad, except I am out of mozzarella...

    Great shots!

  16. Beautiful Photo. I like the market shot.


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