Today was the official opening of the Feira do Chocolate……Chocolate Festival…..in Loulè. How could we not go and check it out! Saturday is a huge market day there and adding this festival to the mix simply helped expand……tremendously, the number if attendees. Packed was an understatement.
On full display just outside the market door.
These tiny fresh figs dipped in dark chocolate. Looked yummy.
This fellow was preparing and delivering crepes as fast as folks could order them.
All kinds of goodies on display.
Another platter of delights.
I can report that despite having chocolate lovers in our group, there wasn’t any chocolate purchased. We enjoyed looking but were more focused on fresh veggies, some seafood and a few other things. Purchases in hand, we headed off to enjoy a little of the town on our way back to the car.
Enjoying our stroll and the ambience, which was lively and energetic.
I love the chimneys
Diane is going to stay in Portugal and start a new career. She simply has to learn Portuguese as she is already a lawyer!
Attractive facades on the main street.
Our motley crew
This fellow is near the fountain and always makes me smile.
The sky darkened for a bit, which made this a lovely backdrop. for the dancers
Just because I liked thee way the chimneys stood out as much as the tower on the market.
Beautiful flowers for sale.
I thought these orchids were just stupendous.
The happy shoppers…….
We left town and headed back to Estoi for an early afternoon lunch.
Our favourite eating spot in Estoi
Tuna salad……thee plate was licked clean!
A few folks had the prata do dia vitela estufada
And look who we found……Ken! A wonderful visit.
The day, as usual, disappeared from us and before we knew it, we were all heading off in our separate directions. I took a side route home and managed to see a couple of things that demanded to be photographed.
This single huge rose was just getting ready to burst open.
This fellow is quite curious and today he jumped up on a table top to get a better look at me!
And my favourite photo of the day…….taken on a tiny side street in Loulè.