Posts Tagged ‘Rastro’

El Rastro en el Mercado

February 27, 2016
El Rastro en el Mercado

El Rastro en el Mercado

puppets

puppets

Todos los Sábados.

Every Saturday

Ground floor and top floor of Municpal Market.

Mainly junk, but you can find everything: books, clothes, antiques, jewelry, knives, watches, honey, clothes …

Most is cheap rubbish, but can find Rolex and Omega watches (and fakes), old cameras.

First floor is food, mainly fruit and vegetables, including organic, but also fish and meat.

Like last Saturday, raining, but unlike last Saturday, not heavy torrential rain. The rain meant not as busy, but still very busy. The food stalls, as always very busy.

I decided to have  a massage. Lower back, where I was in bad pain, could feel nothing. My shoulders, OMG, the pain. It was as though knives being stuck in me. I asked afterwards. She said problem around my shoulders and that may be causing the problem lower down.

If I have a massage, I can tell where the problem. Muscles are hard. But I have never experienced pain of today.

I am feeling a little better.

Next Saturday, the Anglican Church has a market. Not as good as this market, and they have the gall to charge 1 euro entrance.

El Rastro en el Mercado

February 24, 2016
El Rastro en el Mercado

El Rastro en el Mercado

Todos los Miércoles.

Every Wednesday, a smaller version of the Saturday market.

Ground floor and top floor of Municpal Market.

Mainly junk, but you can find everything: books, clothes, antiques, jewelry, knives, watches, honey, clothes …

First floor is food, fruit and vegetables, fish, little restaurants, a tea and coffee shop.

There was actually more here today, than Saturday, as Saturday torrential rain, but food stores not busy.  I have never seen the tea and coffee shop busy, and cannot see it surviving. Their coffee is undrinkable.

Most things can be found on this market. A strange cross between a car boot sale, farmers market and craft fair.

espadas y fusiles

espadas y fusiles

Today I found muskets, a blunderbus and swords.

El Rastro en el Mercado

February 21, 2016
deserted market

deserted market

Third day of heavy rain, few stalls, market all but deserted.

Only the food stalls were busy.

Todos los Sábados.

Every Saturday

Ground floor and top floor of Municpal Market.

Mainly junk, but you can find everything: books, clothes, antiques, jewelry, knives, watches, honey, clothes …

Most is cheap rubbish, but can find Rolex and Omega watches (and fakes), old cameras.

First floor is food, mainly fruit and vegetables, including organic, but also fish and meat.

¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés

March 7, 2015
¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés

¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés

¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés en Parque Taoro en Puerto de la Cruz.

I have never seen an English church féte with so many stalls, so many people. All the more amazing when earlier in the day I had been at the market at Mercado Publico, where again there were many stalls, many people.

Un euro entrado.

More junk, but at least slightly better than at Rastro en el Mercado earlier in the day.

Long chat with John Reid Young, author of The Skpping Verger and Other Tales. I suggested he publishes an e-book on leanpub. I left with a signed copy of The Skpping Verger and Other Tales. I learnt from the author John Reid Young a little of the history of Risco Bello. The house was built by his uncle in 1936, then on his death, bought by two Belgian ladies.

The Skpping Verger and Other Tales would be an excellent book for Agora to sell, as they sell books of local interest.

I felt sorry for one stall holder, tucked behind the Rectory and hidden from view, only found on a trip to the toilets. Then to make matters worse, a woman decided to pack up her stall early, pulled her car to block the view of his stall and another stall. The very least he should get a refund and offer of free pitch next market.

They are overbooked for stalls, with a waiting list. Why therefore allow cars to park, which could be pitches?

12 euros for a pitch, one euro entance, over a thousand visitors, food, tea and coffee, drinks for sale. 2,500 euros per market.

If overbooked for stalls, why not hold twice a month, first and third Saturday?

And why hold same time as El Rastro en Mercado?

Tea stall finishes far too early.

Stalls should not be allowed to pack up early.

And why no church open?

Apparently church not open to allow the treasurer to count the money.

Images of Jesus kicking over the tables of the money lenders for despoiling his Father´s house spring to mind.

They appear to somehow have lost the plot. A church should be open. The treasurer could count the money in the Rectory.

Walk through Parque Taoro to Risco Bello for afternoon tea.

The old casino is still sitting derelict.

¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés

March 4, 2012
¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés en Taro Parque en Puerto de la Cruz

¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés en Taro Parque en Puerto de la Cruz

¡Rastro! En la Iglesia Inglés en Parque Taoro en Puerto de la Cruz.

I have never seen an English church féte with so many stalls, so many people. All the more amazing when earlier in the day I had been at the market at Mercado Publico, where again there were many stalls, many people.

Un euro entrado.

For some reason, cakes in one location, tea in another.

¡La sopa de calabacín excelente!

I gave the chaplain some books and a copy of the DVD of talk to Guildford Baptist Church by Canon Andrew White. I asked that he shows, gives out copies. He has agreed to give copies to visitors from England and to ask that they pass to their church when they get home and share.

I then wandered through Parque Taoro where All Saints is located.


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