Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Market

I'm starting off a series of Christmas related posts today with the Christmas farmers market at Lansdowne, held here in the Aberdeen Pavilion. Held over several weekends (this weekend being the last), it includes farmers and artisans. The farmers market here will be taking a couple of weeks off before picking up again over the winter in here.


This particular vendor has an emu farm, and the crafts here incorporated emu feathers and eggs.


I took several photos of this dog, which was a constant blur of motion as its human passed through the market.

36 comments:

  1. What fun, William! I love this! :)

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  2. An interesting place to visit. I will come away with my hands full. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  3. Wonderful to see your Christmas market, William.

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  4. I love the market!! I so want to walk around there

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  5. This market really brings out the Christmas spirit!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. There is certainly a lot to look at in this market and lots of yummy treats to be tempted with too.

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  7. Looks like you're getting into the Christmas Spirit!

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  8. That market is getting me into the spirit.

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  9. @Tomas: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Nancy: I stop in at this market pretty much every weekend anyway, particularly at this time of year.

    @Marleen: it is exceedingly busy!

    @Marianne: it definitely is.

    @Hilary: this building is one of the few things about Lansdowne in its current state that I like- I still think the developers who got free rein to do what they liked with the park are nothing more than thieves.

    @Janis: it's a good tradition to have carrying on.

    @Furry Gnome: thank you!

    @Sharon: many, many yummy treats!

    @Norma: it would seem so, yes.

    @Revrunner: that's the idea!

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  10. I'm always amazed at the creativity of people when it comes to farmers markets. This is a great venue for the market. I'll bet all communities would like this facility.

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  11. That's my kind of market. What a beautiful building too. I love your header photo of the Rideau Canal. I suppose it's still water these days. Merry Christmas!

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  12. I would love this market. Unfortunately, we have nothing like it here.

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  13. Claver to have it indoors. There's a historical market in my area tomorrow. Might stop by for a visit.

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  14. An amazing and comfortable place for a market!

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  15. @Red: it's a good thing the Pavilion is preserved. There aren't many of these around.

    @Pamela: yes, the Canal has yet to freeze over. We did have snow in the night though.

    @Lowell: it's a very good market. Most of the vendors are local. We have one vendor coming in from the Niagara area every weekend- it's possible to grow certain fruits down there that aren't available here, but that's the exception.

    @Stefan: you might as well.

    @VP: it's a good spot. Mind you, when Lansdowne was being worked on, the Market had been literally a minute's walk from my front door over at Brewer's Park, so I miss that close access!

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  16. Looks like a festive and cozy spot to spend the morning!

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  17. Nice to see your comments on my blog. I'd love to explore this market, it looks full of interesting things.

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  18. Lots of great colours in the market. The second scene is particularly lovely.

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  19. @Joan: it certainly is.

    @Jenny: thank you!

    @Whisk: you like it?

    @Cloudia: that it is.

    @Gemma: thank you!

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  20. Looks huge, but also very nice. Happy weekend to you.

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  21. love the front door wreath, the puzzle pieces, were the dudes that were playing their instruments any good? they look pretty spiffy. Merry Christmas!!! ( :

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  22. That looks like a good and large market!

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  23. I think I'd love this market. And emu feather gifts! Now that's something you can't find in a typical mall! I think I'd also have to take home one of those good-looking pies after all the exercise of marching up and down those aisles.

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  24. Sure a nice big place for the market.
    MB

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  25. What fun to browse through this market!

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  26. Nice shots, William, they help to get in Christmas spirit, because that's not easy with the high temperatures we are having at the moment.

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  27. @Ciel: and more Christmas to come!

    @Gunn: it is a big space.

    @Beth: yes, they were very good!

    @RedPat: it'll be quieter over the winter; not as many vendors as when it's at peak status in late September and early October.

    @Kay: those pies, I can assure you, are very tasty!

    @MB: it certainly is.

    @EG: it is fun. I stopped by again this morning.

    @Jan: we're cold at present. I've noticed a thin layer of ice forming on the Canal.

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  28. So good to see all of the artisans displaying their work!

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  29. Nice set of photos, very inviting.

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