Open Market

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I have a real soft spot for open markets– when I was a little girl in the Philippines, I used to get up at 5 a.m. and go with our helpers to the market, and watch them haggle over the day’s ingredients. I love the bright colors, smells and exciting energy. And, of course, I love the beautiful food. We are staying in a suburb of Paris (Ris-Orangis) and were lucky enough to catch one on our way into the city!

Please notice the fish in the fish’s mouth!

Amelia has a wonderful curiosity that makes her an excellent traveler. Plus, she will try anything! The other night, she had fried prawns and happily snapped off the legs and popped out the eyes to munch!

I should have tried one of these… Next time!

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7 Responses to Open Market

  1. Nathan March 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Wonderful shots of the best stuff! My favorite experiences in London and Paris were places like that!

  2. Anonymous March 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Loved going to open market with my mom in the Philippines. And this one is beautiful!!!!! Ooh la la!!!! Cadi

  3. Grandma Seelye March 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Great pictures!!

  4. Linda Kazibwe-James March 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    what a joy to revel in open air markets and savor the yummies to be had. You are bringing up one incredible little young gal! A world traveller and culinery adventurer in one! Brava Ariana

  5. Great Aunt Gretchen March 7, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    Great pictures!

  6. Andrew March 12, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Open markets are cool. It is truly a great thing to do on a warm spring day to walk through and see the sights and smell the smells. Though the fish freak me out.


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