Market Day in Nijar

The market below the old town

We went to the weekly market at Nijar  this morning.

Fruit and Veg

Much smaller than the market in Campohermoso but more charming because of its pretty location in the car park below the orange groves, old town and church.


There were the usual colourful stalls selling food and clothing and the winter sunshine added to the cheerfulness of the scene.

Tiles behind a door

Afterwards we walked up to the old town. Some of the wooden doors of the old houses were open and we caught glimpses of beautiful ornate traditional tiles.

The wedding group

As we passed the church a small wedding group came out into the pretty square.

Glamorous guests

It was a middle aged couple who had just got married but more attention was paid to the glamorous younger guests.


We turned another corner and came across this old house with bright pink door and windows. Then a man came into view wearing a sweater of identical colour and a moment later his partner appeared – Snap!

If you click on the photos they will enlarge.


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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