Art in the Algarve – Olhao fish, fruit and vegetable market

My Life as an Artist (2)

By Saturday morning when we visited the Olhao fish, fruit and vegetable markets which are only a few minutes walk from the School, we had established a comfortable rhythm of work and play.  We woke to clouds, but as soon as the sun burned through at around 11.30 a.m. everything warmed up.

There are two permanent markets in Olhao side by side, one for fish and the other for fruit, vegetables, meats and baked goods.    On Saturdays  the market expands dramatically.   Set out on the marine walkway, it is vibrant, colourful and once again a feast for the eyes.


Given that the market is full of bustling crowds, we decided that we would split up and then re group at 1 p.m. at David’s Bar, which is just across the road from the market.

When we arrived, still under misty conditions….the water had a tranquil quality to it….

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6 thoughts on “Art in the Algarve – Olhao fish, fruit and vegetable market

  1. snowbird

    Oh….I didn’t know it was your birthday, all the very best to you!!! How lovely it must be to paint in such a beautiful place and in sunshine too!xxx

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you, Dina….yes, it’s positively amazing how the years fly by…all the more reason not to waste a moment:) Yes, it’s a wonderful place, and everyday I was there last year, even though it might have begun a little cloudy the sun shone brightly and it was about 70 degrees…my cup of tea:) Have a wonderful weekend. xxxx


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