I believe that the atmosphere of a market speaks loudly of the community it represents. Each market yields its own treasures, some more valuable than others, but treasures nonetheless. A casual stroll through the main market of San Cristobal will arouse not only your taste buds, but stir your imagination, too! It challenges all your senses; visual with the wide array of bright colors, auditory with the constant chatter of negotiations, smell with abundant sweet and tantalizing fragrances, the touch and feel of freshness, and the arousal of your taste buds as you sample the wonderful treasures you’ve discovered. Fruits and vegetables are displayed as an art form. The beans are cleaned and shining before being offered. The flowers are fresh and fragrant. And, all are so very hard to resist. Prices are exceptionally reasonable and well within anyone’s budget.
I didn’t have to get permission to shoot many of these photographs, so enjoy some of the treasures I discovered in the market of San Cristobal de las Casas!
HOT, HOT, HOT! THERE WERE ENOUGH CHILI PEPPERS TO START A FOREST FIRE!
THE VEGGIES WERE SO TEMPTING! A VEGETARIAN'S PARADISE!
I LOVE BEANS AND BOUGHT SEVERAL KILOS WHICH ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN MERIDA.
THE WONDERFUL FRAGRANCE OF THE FLOWERS REALLY ADDED TO THE AMBIANCE OF THE MARKET!
SEAFOOD IS SOLD ONLY DRIED IN THIS PART OF THE MARKET. A WIDE VARIETY OF FRESH SEAFOOD IS AVAILABLE IN THE MEAT, POULTRY, AND SEAFOOD SECTION.
SPICES ARE A BIG PART OF ANY MEXICAN RECIPE AND AE READILY AVAILABLE HERE.
A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT! WHOLE, OR IN PART - YOUR CHOICE.
HOLLOWED OUT GOURDS ARE USED AS DRINKING VESSELS AND UTILITARIAN ITEMS.