To market, to market / Al mercado, al mercado

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The SOHO Urban Market in Málaga was fun. Some especially beautiful jewelry and ceramics. Neither of which we need. But that didn’t stop me from buying a bracelet (immediately below) handmade with glass beads. My photos aren’t the best. I didn’t take enough time with them. It was hot and sunny and I didn’t want San Geraldo to melt — although he would have given me as much time as I needed. I also got quite a dirty look from two vendors in one of the booths. Maybe they thought I was trying to steal their ideas. Had I been in a different mood, I would have engaged more with each of the vendors. But I thought since it was a public market… well, never mind.

We had a great lunch together and then San Geraldo came home while I continued to wander. Sunday in the city and on the train is a different experience. No crowds. It was a bit warm for a lot of walking in a “Sunday shirt” which became more like a towel as the afternoon progressed.

Today I need to keep my mind occupied until my appointment with the neurosurgeon at 6 p.m. A good long walk will help. Then maybe I’ll clean my closet. That sounds like a euphemism, but it’s not.


El SOHO Urban Market de Málaga fue divertido. Algunas joyas y cerámicas especialmente hermosas. Ninguno de los cuales necesitamos. Pero eso no me impidió comprar una pulsera (inmediatamente debajo) hecha a mano con cuentas de vidrio. Mis fotos no son las mejores. No pasé suficiente tiempo con ellos. Hacía calor y sol y no quería que San Geraldo se derritiera, aunque me habría dado todo el tiempo que necesitaba. También recibí una mirada bastante sucia de dos vendedores en una de las cabinas. Tal vez pensaron que estaba tratando de robar sus ideas. Si hubiera estado de diferente humor, me habría comprometido más con cada uno de los proveedores. Pero pensé que como era un mercado público… bueno, no importa.

Tuvimos un gran almuerzo juntos y luego San Geraldo llegó a casa mientras yo continuaba deambulando. El domingo en la ciudad y en el tren es una experiencia diferente. Sin multitudes. Hacía un poco de calor, sin embargo, para caminar mucho con una “camisa de domingo” que se convirtió más en una toalla a medida que avanzaba la tarde.

Hoy necesito mantener mi mente ocupada hasta mi cita con el neurocirujano a las 18:00. Una buena caminata larga ayudará. Entonces tal vez limpie mi armario. Eso suena a eufemismo, pero no lo es.

• I wonder why the toilet paper has rosy cheeks and a smiley face.
• Me pregunto por qué el papel higiénico tiene las mejillas sonrosadas y una sonrisa.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

22 thoughts on “To market, to market / Al mercado, al mercado”

  1. How beautiful, I wonder if that is the same artist I bought a small ceramic bowl from in December.

  2. I love these kinds of arts and crafts fairs. All kinds of stuff I don’t need yet still buy, and still have. I have one of those long-legged statues, though mine is playing the trumpet like Carlos,

    1. Bob:
      I love those statues. I’d seen them in the window of a shop in the city. I was tempted to buy so much that I didn’t need.

    1. Debra:
      Those earrings were entertaining, but I could have done without the anthropomorphizing. Sometimes poo is just poo.

  3. You absolutely took my breath away with that first picture. I think I told you I love the look of Málaga. And doesn’t San Geraldo look handsome in his hat? I suspect I would get in trouble in a couple of those stores, as you know I love Ceramics and bracelets. You can ever have enough bracelets as I’m what they call a bracelet wrist stacked.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      I have loads more photos around the city that I’ll be sharing. It gets more beautiful and interesting all the time. You would have loved the vendor I bought my bracelet from. Some unusual things. There were also a number of exceptional jewelry makers. I love the look of stacked bracelets.

  4. Really like your new bracelet!
    I think I’d like to roam around that market……very nice ceramics.

    1. Jim:
      Some of the ceramics were so tempting. But I have to remind myself WE DOWNSIZED.

  5. I’m hoping for a good experience for you with the Neurosurgeon.
    Nice bracelet! I just read your post about your disappointing lunch experience the other day… always a shame. The ideas seemed good!

    1. Judy C:
      Well, we really liked the neurosurgeon. My report is coming shortly. Yeah, that restaurant seemed to be on the right track. But the execution is so disappointing. I was really hoping they’d be a success.

  6. That does look like a fun market. I could do without the poop earrings, but points for creativity! I’m sure they’d make a great gag gift.

    I never understand why some vendors don’t like people to take pictures of their wares. I’m sure they’d rather we buy something, but still — photos are great advertising.

    1. Steve:
      It was very strange to me to be at an outdoor, public market and get that look when they saw my camera. It put me off taking photos elsewhere. I found the poop and TP earrings funny, but I don’t think I’d wear them to dinner.

  7. So many nice things at the market! I really like the bracelet. My grandkids would get a big kick out of the earrings.

    I hope the appointment went well.

    1. Kelly:
      I look forward to visiting the market again in a month or three and getting better photos… and maybe buying more! I love to support these kinds of creators. I’m about to write about the appointment.

  8. “Our Lady of the One Arm” is looking lovely in that first photo!

    I have a love/hate relationship with craft fairs, tbh. Jx

    1. Jon:
      This artisans/artists fair was better than most, I think. Everything was handmade and from the local area. Most of the crafts fairs I’ve been to lately have been the same crap made who knows where. It was a great day for photos around the city. I have more (are you surprised).

    1. Kirk:
      I love those figurines. I’ve seen them in a shop window in Málaga. Sorry I didn’t get better photos.

  9. I love those creatures with the long legs and your bracelet is great. I don’t think you can ever have too much jewelry with the exception of the poop and toilet paper. That is something I definitely wouldn’t wear.


    1. janiejunebug:
      So great to see you! I love those creatures, too. I used to make figures that were similar and had a ball. I thought the poop and toilet paper was very funny, but I wouldn’t wear it either.

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