Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack invited me to join her photo challenge – Travel Theme: Street Markets. Somehow, the theme did not sink in my head. I was focused on the word “Travel” and promised to post fresh pictures from a vacation. When the theme did sink in, I realized I could not make good on my word. Yet, I did not want to forego an invitation from a nice person either. Besides, there are too many great people, not to mention responses, that certainly keep me wanting to go back to her page. I’d be glad if you check that out for yourself. 🙂
The closest street market photos I have were pictures I took of the Quincy Market area, in Boston, last year. Since my home files are not available at the moment, I had to dig through my web storage, a.k.a. Facebook, for copies of the pictures.
The Quincy Market area is, should I say, an oasis in the middle of Boston’s highrise condominium and office buildings. It is a welcome treat for the foodie. The entire building is dedicated to food stalls selling tastes from all over the world. It offers outdoor sitting for those who would like to watch people, feed the birds, or listen to musicians entertain the crowds.
It offers therapy to the shop-a-holic who is likely to be drawn by the booths offerings knick-knacks and all sorts of stuff and by the more conventional shopping stalls in the adjacent South Market which offers high-end clothing and other merchandise.
And yes, before I forgot, Quincy Market is a part of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace which, apart from shopping, offers museums and cultural events.