Friday, 27 July 2012

Sketching at Ganges Market

I love ganges Market. We first lived in Ganges 5 years ago when we came to France, and Fridays ever since we have visited Ganges whenever we can. It is a busy market all year round, aiming mainly to serve the local - or at least regional - population. Ganges is great - it sits at the foothills of the Cévennes, still in the Hérault put literally a stone's throw from the Gard. It's a working town, not a tourist town, and its Mayor doesn't see retaining its beauty as a priority - which is a shame - rather to have social housing with ugly electric shutters rather than tasteful wooden ones. The fact that these are supplied by a company owned by the mayor I am sure is a coincidence.

The market is huge and spreads across town. You can buy everything there - all kinds of food, including live food - chickens, rabbits, fish - loads of fruit at this time of year (gorgeous peaches, cheese, meat, bread - but also clothes, leather goods, plastic stuff, hats, shoes - you name it. Our normal plan is to get a seat at the café du marché (which serves the best coffee) and Kitty goes off to get fruit while I sit and sketch. Here's some i did today:

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