Vaci utca – Budapest

Vaci utca

 

Vaci utca

Markets in Akká – Suq

Entering the market in Akká.  Also known as the Suq, or Sook.

Different eras or different structures in one building, Akká

Different eras or different structures in one building, Akká

Akká

Ancient barred opening, Akká

Ancient barred opening, Akká

Akká

Shoe art on walls of Akká

Shoe art on walls of Akká

Akká

Focusing above the crowd, Akká

Focusing above the crowd, Akká

Akká

Barbershop, Old  Akká

Barbershop, Old Akká

Akká

Inside the old Suq (market) of  Akká

Inside the old Suq (market) of Akká

Akká

Hand made Falafal

Hand made Falafal

Akká

Shoppers

Shoppers

Akká

Baklava

Baklava

Akká

Bread & olives

Bread & olives

Akká

Saffron

Saffron

Akká

More spices

More spices

More spices including cinnamon and star anise.  Akká

Dried miniature rose buds

Dried miniature rose buds

Akká

Jordan almonds (among other goodies)

Jordan almonds (among other goodies)

Akká

Turn left at the Rugs

Turn left at the Rugs

Market in Akká

More of ‘Akká

Entering ‘Akká - The Ancient Fortress City

Having got a crash tech consultation over lunch today am attempting to put my new knowledge to the test here.  Apparently I’ve been overwhelming my posts with photos, when it’s supposed to have some text involved as well.  My attempted method was to load the photo first and comment as I looked at it.  Not the way the software works!  SO here I am writing my text first and about to go into my extensive photo files to choose the lucky photo, or usually as the case turns out to be, the lucky photos!

Along the Sea Wall - ‘Akká

The afternoon in ‘Akká was outstanding in that we entered and drove over to the west side of the walled city to find parking by the water.

Then we walked south along the seawall heading towards the lighthouse, and turned east and walked toward the boat harbour.  Posted a few of the blue boat pics yesterday. We ate at a restaurant on the water with fishing boats and nets right next to the fence around the outdoor tables.

Seawall looking east towards boat harbour

We then headed in from the water by the caravanserai, past the mosque and toward the markets.  The streets were so narrow that only a bike or Yaris type car would fit.

The markets were FULL of color, so I was shooting photos constantly as we walked.  Everything from cinnamon to high heeled shoes, ice cream to  belly dancing outfits, smoking pipes to scarves.

Spices, morter & pestals - Market ‘Akká

Outdoor Market - ‘Akká

Bags of Spices - Market ‘Akká

Pipes and musical instruments - Market ‘Akká

Belly dancing costumes - Market ‘Akká

Cooking utensils - ‘Akká Market

Bags full of interesting stuff

Market Colour