I know I rave on about the wonderful food markets in Italy, but Australia does them very well too. I went to the Queen Victoria Market recently and the range of fresh produce was stunning.
This fresh produce is in the open air section of the market, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. There is also an excellent covered section with delicatessens, butchers, bakers, seafood and much more.
The market was begun in 1878 and was named, not for Queen Victoria, but because it is on the junction of Queen and Victoria streets.
The old building looks quaint among the ever growing towers which seem to be creeping closer.
The people of Melbourne are lucky to have this wonderful market in the city.