Zoco Andalusi

Plaza de Andalucia, Huétor Tajar

Colourful Stalls

This afternoon we went to the Zoco Andalusi which has been going on all weekend in Huétor Tájar. This is a fair and market with a mediaeval theme. The main square and town centre were filled with bright stalls selling all sorts of crafts and traditional foods. There were bars offering traditional tapas, a falconry display and a live band. Most of the stallholders and some of the public dressed in mediaeval or Arabic clothes. Remember that in medieval times this land was under the control of the Moors. The atmosphere was relaxed and happy and the streets bustling and colourful. A very well organised event.

Music in the bandstand

I hope you like Digby’s photos. The seated women was doing Tarot readings so perhaps she was passing bad news to the woman with pram. You can click on the photos to see larger images.

Weaving esparto grass


Smiley barmaid

The Tarot Reading


What shall I Buy?


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to Zoco Andalusi

  1. Malcolm (Callum in Espana) says:

    Hi Margaret looked like a great day.
    Coin have their 2nd International Day on Sept 25th this year the same time as Malaga has theirs for 4 days!!The world food stalls are great tasting.Ojen had their 1st last year & was a sell out in a few hours.Lovely little white village squeezed into the hillside.The most tortuos road in & out, terrifying!!

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