Today, Michael and I spent a little time at the market. It's not often that we go without visitors. Usually it's one of the highlighted attractions that we carry our out of town guests to see. It's always very crowded and full of confusion.
Today though, as Michael and I sat near the fountain in the center of the market, I looked around, and with some Portuguese pride in my heart, I was thankful to be here. I was remembering my first trip to the market, nearly 4 years ago. Not understanding a word the venders spoke to me. Using hand gestures to communicate whether a basket I was considering buying was for trash or for dirty clothes....(try that one!)
~~~But, today....It felt like home and not that foreign world it was 4 years ago.
Here is a sample video I found online....It looks like this day it was pretty calm, must have been lunch time! ;)
This market has been around since the 1400's. Every Thursday, rain or shine.