I love taking closeup pictures of flowers…almost getting inside of them…I feel surrounded by colour and the minute details that make up the whole.
The vendors’ stalls in El Mercat de La Boqueria in Barcelona breathe life into color.
Once inside, you realize that you have never before seen red, until you saw the strawberries in front to you…you’ve never seen orange until that piece of Valencia next to it.
The myriad of fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, coffee, cafes, tapas…each vendor hawking his wares, looking you in the eye to make sure you understand that theirs is the best, the freshest, the tastiest, beyond compare.
As soon as you enter La Boqueria, you are swept in, like a pebble in a river’s current, and the smartest idea is to go with the tide.
The fruits and vegetables bloom in the ultimate expression of their given colors…
while the grays, whites and pinks of the squid and octopus are pulsing as they writhe to escape the fishmonger’s table.
The colors fill the air, surround you and get into your nostrils as you inhale…
LIVING color…vibrant, palpable, LIVING color.