Saturday, March 25, 2006

Market Day

Cheese, fresh vegetables or fruits, fish, honey or eggs anyone? Just to name some of the choices... Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days in downtown Wiesbaden. The whole area around the city hall is covered with traders and their market stands.

Larger than any supermarket, superfresh, and a lot of them are "green" (or "bio" or "organic" - you name it). Some of them even loudly proclaiming their special offers (especially towards the end of the market around 2pm).

I tell you, you walk accross this place for about 10 minutes and then you'll see an offer you just have to take home with you... I ended up buying a bag of fresh, juicy oranges for my breakfast orange juice - Cheers!

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At 12:02 PM, Blogger Maya said...

Ah..wonderful local market, Nicola...thank you for sharing this photo and info about it :-) I love it. Maybe in the near future, you could go into more details about the products and produces...with photos would be even more wonderful :-P esp. the bio/organic ones...

Your market is bigger and more lively than the one in Antibes, no one calling outloud like that ;-P Great...

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Maya said...

I bet those oranges make great orange juice for you and family this morning :-)

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Dia said...

Very nice, I like very much markets, sometimes I end up having bought too many things hehehe :)

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Nice shot - we`ve both chosen markets today.

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Sam said...

How fun! I love market day - it's nice to get fresh fruit and veggies there.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Wolf said...

Ive been to a few in the times I was in Germany, I wish I could just pop over and pick up a few things! :)
Nice photo!

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Love these type of shots! Looks very cool there, too.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger micki said...

What a great place to shop! I would have to go at least once a week! Our nearest "farmer's market" is almost an hour's drive away.

 
At 3:28 AM, Anonymous lagatta said...

Lovely market! I live two blocks from the Jean-Talon Market (Marché Jean-Talon). It is open 7 days a week!
http://www.treklens.com/gallery/North_America/Canada/photo118702.htm

If you teach German, that would be a great opportunity to take your students around and teach them the names of the fruits and vegetables.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Maya - no problem I can do that. Yes, the orange juice was a delight!

Dia - yes, same here. It's also a nice occation to try new things...

Bob - yes, you're right. Although I have to admit that your roofs are a lot more colorful :).

Sam - you're right. I prefer them over the ones in a plastic wrap from the supermarket.

Wolf - I'm waiting for the invention of travelling in a "beam" as well...

Jill - thanks!

Micki - I only make it once a week, too. But that's alright - just get a bit more then... :)

Lagatta - thanks for sharing your link - that's a great collage you have there as well! And a great idea to go there with students!

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Debs said...

Thanks for the photo. It brings back a lot of memories of my year in Frankfurt, actually we lived in Sachenhausen (hope I spelled that right). I still have the solid maple rolling pin that I got in the market. Every time I make a pie, I think back to the great times in Germany.

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Debs - Hmm... homemade pie! Thanks for visiting and your comment here!!

 
At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Claudia said...

I just found this website. I was born in Wiesbaden XX years ago, but my family also spent time in other places in Germany. Thank you very much for the pictures. There is a place that I remember called the foulbrunne. It is a natural underground spring fountain near the middle of the city. My grandmother used to send me there to get a can of it regularly. (somewhere near Helmutstrasse, I think)The last time I was there the fountain was glass enclosed. It might be worth taking a picture if you can find it. Another place I remember fondly is the narobergbahn. This was a short train that went up a steep hill - sort of a tourist train. There was also a Russian orthodox church that was quite beautiful.
Thanks, again for the memories.
Claudia

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Hi Claudia! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment! I'll see that I get a photo of the Faulbrunnen for you.

The Neroberg, the Nerobergbahn and the Russian Orthodox Church have been featured in their "winter look" so far. Since they're always great to take photos from, there will be more coming up as well...

 

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