Oct 20, 2009
I photographed Plaza Minorista Jose Maria Villa this morning. It is a large covered market just west of the Center. The most interesting thing about this market is the meat section. There are refrigerated display cases up front with various cuts of meat, just behind the counter there are large sides of carcass dangling from hooks and then behind that is a large walk-in refrigerator, some with windows for you to look into and see the butchering in progress. It is almost the best of both worlds; the honesty of what meat is combined with the technology and modernity of the 21st Century.