Mercato Publico (Rota, Spain), watercolor, 10" x 8"

Mercato Publico (Rota, Spain), watercolor, 10″ x 8″

The tiled dome of this tower made me expect a church, and the inside of the building next to it looks like a cloister, but the sign over the door is “Mercato Publico.”  Inside is a market: stalls for butchers, artisan breads, fish, and other foods.  I chose a vantage point from which I could see the bell tower and sit in the little shade provided by a wall in the courtyard.  My husband went inside and found a seat, a cup of coffee, and an internet connection in a cafe while he waited for me.