Friday, September 30, 2011

Farmer's Market in Bordeaux: With Fish Heads!

While visiting Bordeaux, we stopped one morning in Sauveterre de Guyenne, which was established at the end of the 13th century. It was a bastide, a fortified town created on a grid pattern, with four access gates, though the walls were intentionally dismantled in the 19th century. The four gates still exist, and you can see one of them above.

I perused the market in the village square, which is held every Tuesday morning. It is essentially a large farmer's market, with plenty of produce, charcuterie, meat, seafood, and wine, as well as clothes, purses and more. Most of the food looked quite good, and the square is surrounded by a number of stores, including a couple bakeries, one where I had an amazing Croque Rustica sandwich.

It has become a custom for me to present fish heads photos from my trips, if at all possible. So I have several here for your viewing pleasure, garnered from the fish monger at the market.

That is one huge eyeball!

The middle one kind of resembles a puppy, skinless but still a puppy.

If he can wave his flippers faster, maybe he can fly away.

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