Eucalyptus Christmas

Eucalyptus leaves on sale at the Santa Llucia Christmas Market

Yesterday, Andrea and I were in the Santa Llucia christmas market in Barcelona. I hadn’t been there in a couple of years, but I was somewhat surprised to see all the christmas tree vendors also selling eucalyptus branches.

Andrea asked one of the vendors and we were told that eucalyptus has become a popular christmas decoration in the last few years because it flowers around christmas. Indeed, the red flowers could be seen everywhere.

We didn’t buy any, but having just come back from a trip to Australia, it’s nice to see a bit of my “home town” here in Barcelona.

Funnily enough, when I searched for “Mercat Santa Llucia” on flickr, the first photo that showed up was the one I’ve included here (photo source).

P.S. I promise to write more about our trip soon. I’ve already started organising and uploading photos to flickr.

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