Nice Farmers Market and Promenade des Anglais

We took another turn through the Nice open air market.  We were excited to finally try socca, a chickpea based bread grilled over a large barrel full of charcoal.  We'd passed socca outlets a few times before but the queue always stretched around the block.  I'm naturally impatient and didn't want to wait.  At last, at 10 am on New Years Eve, our timing was perfect and we were able to sample socca at the market.
For 3 euros, a healthy portion was wrapped in paper and handed over.
We enjoyed the flimsy treat in a nearby square.  It was tasty, with a consistency a bit like a thick tortilla, but I would have been disappointed had we waited 15-30 minutes in line for our order.
We continued our walk through the market and spotted this nicely dressed pup guarding a fruits and vegetables vendor.
Plenty of bread was on offer at various stalls.
We picked up a loaf of bread with figs.
We spotted impressive specimens of squid.
We finished up our shopping and then made our way toward the Promenade des Anglais.
En route, we passed gorgeous houses...
...and lovely mosaic scenes at a park by the water.
I liked this jaunty statue of three female friends.
We started to walk along the Promenade, drinking in the views and sun.
A whimsical statue sat on the balcony of the Palais de la Mediterranea.
We spotted Hotel Negresco in the distance where we had a reservation for brunch the following day.
Pastel colored hotels and residences lined the shore.
We took a seat on a bench along the Promenade des Anglais.  I couldn't believe how blue both the water and sky appeared.
We spotted a camper van with two fresh baguettes in the window which made me smile.
Santa waved his greetings along the shore.
We spotted a lone fisherman bobbing in the surf.
We approached the end of the promenade not far from the airport runway.
We took the bus back along the water and rewarded ourselves for all the exercise we'd gotten by enjoying some sorbet.  Yum!

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