I bought some delicious dark chocolate with dried cranberries and some chocolate coins (for some reason, I can never pass up a chocolate coin!) from this chocolate extravaganza at the Albert Cuyp market in Amsterdam. When traveling, I’m always drawn to food displays in outdoor markets and bakery windows. Part of the charm of these displays is not only anticipating the flavors of what you decide to try, but also their fleetingness. Unlike a piece of art or a piece of pottery, you can’t take this food home with you as a reminder of a place. The memory is created there, on the spot, as you try the fruit or the olives or the bread and take a picture that you will later look at and say: “Rember when we went to that market and had that great chocolate?”
See more great photos of things on display at Where’s My Backpack.