Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Madness

The Great Glebe Garage Sale is held in late May each year. Across the entire neighbourhood, people who want to have garage sales come out on the Saturday chosen for the day. Crowds are insanely out in force- it can take twice as long to get through as it normally would. I've always thought of this day as a bit of madness. One of my cousins would be over the moon on a day like this- she loves garage sales. A portion of the proceeds goes to charity each year, ten percent, if I recall. This first photograph is taken out behind St. Matthew's Anglican Church, which I showed you during Doors Open.


And these two shots are a couple of blocks south, at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church.



A reminder to City Daily Photo bloggers: the theme for August 1st is Take Away Store. I'll be taking liberties with my interpretation.


39 comments:

  1. In a few weeks Shenandoah County has a yard sale scheduled that runs the entire length of the county!

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  2. These garage sales are such a good idea... both for buyers and sellers. Too much stuff is just thrown away these days and this is a good alternative. And, don't worry, you won't be alone in taking liberties on August 1.

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  3. Car boot sales is what we call them and I was a seller once. Never again! Plus, as a buyer, I'm never up early enough to get the best deals... :-)

    My interpretation is going to be very literal, no time for anything else...

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  4. First time I have seen anything like this. And the size, amazing! Perfect way to recycle stuff. It does look hectic but fun!!

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  5. We call them car boot sales but just the same people getting rid of their junk hoping some sap will buy the stuff. Still people do pick up some jems

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  6. Good gravy that's a lot of people! But I'd love to check it out, I'm a big fan of thrifting and bargain shopping. Looks like fun!

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  7. A lot of people looking for bargains!

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  8. Call me nuts, but I'd have a blast at this garage sale. For some reason I love 'em. At the last one I bought an old riding mower, which I thought worked pretty good. Then I had to send it into the shop. I ended up putting out just about as much money as I would have for a brand-new one with a warranty. My wife mentioned that to me, in fact! :)

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  9. These are great. I love going to these markets.

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  10. People always like to score a bargain, that is everywhere the same.

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  11. @Linda: that's a whole lot!

    @Stuart: I figured I wouldn't be the only one.

    @Ciel: I've heard of the car boot, but not as a sale.

    @Lauren: Hectic is putting it mildly.

    @Bill: there's no shortage of shoppers for it.

    @Tamera: it occurs to me I could have used these shots for the theme day.

    @Halcyon: yes, they all come out!

    @Lowell: that's to be expected with used appliances and tools!

    @Luis: a lot of people do!

    @Bieb: that's quite true.

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  12. take the shore away - oh, that sounds interesting - can not wait to see what you come up with? ( :

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  13. I avoid these like the plague..I can't stand all the pushing and shoving.
    Jane x

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  14. I always like to take a look there, however it's rare that I buy something.

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  15. a nice way to get 'free' advertising and a lot of traffic for your sale and help the community, too. i'm not a good garage saler, though. i hate picking thru other folks' stuff!

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  16. We should do something like this here...

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  17. Oh yes I'd be having a good look around there for sure!

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  18. I can see that this event draws some huge crowds.

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  19. I have noticed that people who like garage sales can get show a bit of madness sometimes. I can see how this would draw in hordes of them.

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  20. a fun event...i'm confused on the theme...what's a take away store?

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  21. @Beth: it's actually in a location not too far from where these shots were taken.

    @Jane and Chris: it's enough just trying to get through the main street to go downtown!

    @Marleen: my mother wasn't too much for these things.

    @Tex: not a problem for my cousin!

    @VP: it does bring out the community, for certain.

    @Grace: you wouldn't be the only one.

    @Sharon: thousands of people, for certain

    @Judy: that madness can be contagious.

    @Tanya: it can be a restaurant, a shop where you're in and out... lots of different things.

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  22. Wow, that is crazy. Where I use to live there was an annual garage sale weekend in one of the neighborhoods where almost every home participated. It was huge and drew an enormous amount of people, but I don't think it got that crowded.

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  23. My mom always loved garage sales, too.

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  24. Love garage sales, especially huge ones! We have one in here called From Peaches to Beaches, and it stretches from middle Georgia's peach-growing orchards down to the beaches in our Golden Isles!

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  25. Some people love these sales----too many people for me.

    What is a take away store? MB

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  26. @Anita: there are areas here where a couple of blocks or so will do it all on the same weekend, but the Glebe is a pretty big area, and so many houses get involved.

    @Norma: she'd have been happy with this one!

    @RedPat: definitely!

    @Cheryl: that must draw a lot of people!

    @MB: the crowds can be overwhelming.

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  27. You can find some fabulous things at garage sales. It's not fun anymore though without Lanny.

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  28. Very cool. I love garage sales!

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  29. Thanks, I have a good idea for something off beat. MB

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  30. This looks like great fun, and although I do not frequent garage sales when I am at home, I do love to stroll through when in another city, especially a foreign city.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  31. Yard sales can be fun and we have gone to quite a few in the past. But now that we are trying to downsize, they don't hold the same attraction.

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  32. Great way to recycle stuff and I like the idea that some of the money is going to charity.

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  33. When I lived in Columbus, Ohio, there was a huge neighborhood-wide yard sale in the summer. It was always a big favorite among the sellers and the buyers. I got rid of some junk that way.

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  34. Street sales are like are so much fun. Even if you aren't shopping or come home empty handed, you get to see the detritus of life and wonder "why"?!

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  35. There are number of community garage sales happening this weekend around here for the long weekend. Probably not as big as that though!

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  36. I LOVE garage sales and the bigger the better! I used to go scouring my neighbourhood in Canada many a Saturday in the summer. Garage sales are only becoming popular in Poland now. They are more of a neighbourhood lawn sales as in the city most people live in high rise buildings and don't have a space to display their stuff to the public.

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  37. Garage sales can be fun, especially for a bargain hunter. The crowds? Not so much!

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