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Boqueria Market in Barcelona

At the edge of the Rambla in Barcelona is an incredibly huge market. It's been there since 1200 although many improvements have been made and it has expanded considerably. There are other markets, but this is the biggest one. There was a lot of everything there with many fish, meat, vegetable, candy, etc. vendors. Deciding where to buy would be a tough decision. I do wonder if they actually sell all the potentially spoilable stuff everyday; there was a pretty big inventory of fresh fish for example. We wandered through for a while and I snapped a bunch of pictures. Here a few:

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We spent much of a morning in Campo dei Fiori when we were in Rome last year. Wonderful market. I don't suppose Milosz would have included the packages of penis-shaped pasta.

He lived until 2004, so he may have experienced phallic pasta. Giordano Bruno (the subject of the poem) presumably did not %^). I gather there is now a statue of him there, and certain rebellious students have declared it a "Pope-free zone".

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