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Look Up!

Preserves and Apostorphies

Preserves and Apostorphies

At the Titirangi Sunday Market: inside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall, sheltered from the on/off showers outside. Sitting at a table, sipping a miso soup, listening to Maria’s flamenco guitar – and looking up to the stage where tasting jars of sweet and savoury preserves beckon (together with a surfeit of apostrophy’s).

You can “Look Down!” on Friday (theme day).

Red

Swiss Flags

Swiss Flags

Gunn (of Stavanger Daily Photo) noticed that yesterday’s Swiss Market post was predominantly blue. So I have to balance this with what obviously was the colour of the day: Red.

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

At the Market

Avondale Markets

Avondale Markets

There is always something to see at the Avondale Markets.

Concentration

Concentration

Concentration

A moment of recreation amidst the activity of the Avondale Sunday Market.

New Lynn Night Market

Smiles from John, Momo, and their orchids

Smiles from John, Momo, and their orchids

After a two months’ winter break, the New Lynn Night Market (every Thursday from 5:30pm to 9pm at the Community Centre) started up again at the beginning of September. When I was there last night, I thought that the number of stalls was smaller than last season – but there was an impressive variety nonetheless. Apart from the always popular dumplings and buns, ice-cream and donuts, there were stalls with traditional Iraqi, Sri Lankan, Filipino, Ethiopian and probably more. Inside soft music that did not overpower people’s conversations, and a stall with beautiful orchids. Nice!

Mr Music

Mr Music

Bill, Misi and Matilda: Pacific Wardens

Bill, Misi and Matilda: Pacific Wardens

From the Philippines

From the Philippines

Dumplings

Dumplings

Traditional Iraqi Stall

Traditional Iraqi Stall

After Dark

After Dark

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

That was the theme of yesterday’s fundraiser by the Titirangi Potters Club at the monthly Titirangi Market. Not only was there a range of delicious soups – but you got to keep the bowl. Over the past weeks, the club had been busy making bowls (and plates, so that people like myself could take home a load of home baked biscuits), with all proceeds going to the Himalayan Trust‘s Rebuild Appeal. Great initiative!

In the picture from right: Gladys, Mariko, Ute and Richard (members of the Titirangi Potters Club) with customers.

Spring Onions

Spring Onions

Spring Onions

At the Avondale Markets.

Sunny Side Up?

The Lineup

The Lineup

Eggs in the morning sun at the Avondale Sunday Market.

At the Market

Stallholders

Stallholders

Early at the Avondale Sunday Market a trio of stallholders gather for a cup of coffee and a natter.

If I Had a Hammer

Take your pick

Take your pick

There was a good selection of hammers at the Avondale Markets, and it would seem that they had been hammering from morning to evening all over the land in their previous lives. A few hours later the choice was much more limited.

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