Sights from Mercat de Santa Catarina
One thing Barcelona is not short of is markets. La Boqueria may be the famous one, but I liked this one better. Less chaotic and housed indoors, this one featured of course the usual veggie, seafood, and butcher stands, as well as ham, cheese, and egg shops. Check out all of the varieties of tomatoes available above, as well as the selection of mushrooms below.
Seeing such a wide range of mushrooms at the market has made it all the more frustrating that every single restaurant we've been going to has been out of mushrooms for some strange reason. I've really got to try some of these elusive things soon, especially the orange and green colored ones that seem to be featured at the market.
Note to self: the artichokes here in Barcelona were all on the small side, making the ones that I'm used to in California look like they are on steroids.