Local Heart, Global Soul

November 19, 2010

Taking a Little Peek Around…

Filed under: PORTUGAL — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Looking around the medieval themed Market in Vila Nova de Cerveira  there are an amazing array of goods for sale. Many of course are the “regular” Saturday stall holders dressed up in medieval costume for the event, but some are artisans who have some from further afield, not only from northern Portugal but also from nearby Galatia, Spain.

I spy cheeses made in Vila Real for instance. Here’s a closer look at some of the things on offer…

There are handcrafts…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

This stall holder had a giant loom next door and woven goods for sale…

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

jewelery…

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A Spanish and Portuguese favourite: Churros for sale… it didn’t take our kids long to develop a longing for them too.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Crepes…

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Hand made soaps… these in the next photo are lavender… I did regret lack of suitcase space with these.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

beautiful decorative metalwork…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Carpets, cushions, curtains… and tables with brass-ware.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Sangria anyone?

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I get side tracked… and not by the stalls…

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Leather goods…

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General fare…

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Seize the Day indeed…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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