When you enter the gigantic Bolhao, it seems that time stopped many years ago. Yet, customers and merchants did age,and you get the impression that the market will disappear the day this generation passes away. There are even talks of destruction this wonderful structure. It would be a shame. So here is a walk in the alleys of the Bolhao Market (click on pictures to enlarge)
Even long term customers stop for a while to contemplate the gigantic market
Which of her melons is the firmer …
Pictures of better times hang in the butcher shop
Yet the butcher is also sometimes a tiny lady.
A fellow still find time for a little party of his own, not to the approval of everybody.
Some merchants are closely looked after by miniature saints.
Amongst the fruit, vegetables, flower and meat stands, an improbable stockings shop can be found.
But it is time to go home, with the head probably full of souvenirs of the times of splendor of Bolhao Market.