Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sunday morning at the Juarez Market

It's maybe the largest flea market I've ever seen. In Spanish it's called the tianguis, and it happens on Sunday mornings in the Juarez neighbourhood. We took a bus named Infiernos to get there and when we got off we were right in the middle of several blocks of makeshift stalls, some covered with tarps, others open to the air. In some cases, people are selling stuff from a blanket laid on the ground.

You can buy just about anything you can think of at the tianguis--from sparkly dog leashes to pink pigs to lamps, the brighter the better.

How about some ceramic Madonnas? Or is it supposed to be Snow White?

There are lots of food stalls selling vegetables, pies, chiles, candies, cactus leaves...  or whatever you want.

And if you're hungry, there are stalls cooking food and offering the Mexican Aguas, like a heavily sweetened fruit punch.

You can even get your hair cut at the market or search through piles of miscellaneous hardware for the particular piece you need. 

The market is a great place for kids. Here are few that caught my eye.

We found the vendors there very friendly. Here's Harry posing with a couple who were cooking breakfast at a well-equipped stand. They even have matching aprons.

We didn't buy much there, just a few dried cranberries for our cereal, but it was a most entertaining morning.


  1. Having fun in the warm sun ? Well soak it up I think you are having some cold weather were you live.
    The aprons are darling !

    cheers, parsnip


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