Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Market And Pottery

The main Farmer's Market in the city is held at Lansdowne weekly, and during the winter it's held inside Aberdeen Pavilion. This is from the last Sunday in April; as of this past weekend, the market moved into Aberdeen Square outside for the warmer weather. The Cabal, as I call them, weren't allowed to interfere with this building while they turned most of the rest of Lansdowne into their retail and condo monstrosity. Otherwise there might be a Wal Mart here.


The Horticulture Building nearby was moved during the project (so that the Cabal could place one of their retail monstrosities where it stood), and restoration work was done as well. These days it hosts a variety of trade shows. On that weekend, it was hosting pottery artists.

27 comments:

  1. Excelente reportagem.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  2. It's so nice to know the "cabal" wasn't able to screw the pooch totally! Love these markets. We have one outside market but it's not very good.

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  3. Markets are great! So glad that the "cabal" had their hands off this building. The people probably would have vocalized their discontent if they did anything to the building.

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  4. Those buildings/markets do so much for community building. Use. Enjoy. Photograph use and enjoyment!

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. Thank goodness they didn't get their hands on the Aberdeen Pavilion William, it's the absolute perfect venue for winter market days and more!

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  6. I love this sort of marketplace....

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  7. we have a great market downtown...it's ran continuously since the 1800's, in the same spot!

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  8. @Cloudia: it is!

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Lowell: we do have several markets in the city and beyond, but this is the big one.

    @Bill: there are many aside from myself who aren't happy with what was done to much of the rest of the land.

    @Janis: I just wish the city had been wise about the rest of the land.

    @Grace: it is a terrific building.

    @Norma: me too.

    @Tanya: the Byward Market downtown has run since the 19th century.

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  9. i can hear the buzzing of the lights now, i really dislike that sounds. noisy. why i don't miss school at all. they would always give me a headache by the end of the day. other friends would think i was crazy, they couldn't hear the noise? i guess i have super sensitive ears? ha. ha!! ( ;

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  10. The "cabal" wanted to put up a bigger building where they could get more bang for the buck. the hell with any heritage stuff.

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  11. Nice place. I would love to take a closer look at all the pottery on display.

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  12. I do love looking at handcrafted pottery so I would have enjoyed this show.

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  13. @Beth: so I'm not the only one who could hear that!

    @Red: that is certainly the case with these guys.

    @Linda: I quite agree.

    @Nancy: they have a pottery show a couple of times a year or so here.

    @Sharon: it was interesting to see.

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  14. It looks a nice place. I would enjoy pottery show :-)

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  15. It's a nice looking building!

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  16. That looks like a wonderful market place, good it isn't swept down by the big money.

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  17. Our farmers market is always outside! I'd love to have it inside during the winter. Of course, our winters aren't nearly as severe as yours!

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  18. well, at least some less-major retail things are still around.

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  19. I do love a farmers market, we should support them...

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  20. @MB: it's been a chilly spring thus far- though today was warm in the afternoon.

    @Tamago: I imagine these pottery exhibitions are quite popular.

    @RedPat: both are!

    @Jan: it is good.

    @Cheryl: here it's a good thing that they're indoors in the winter.

    @Tex: true. It compensates somewhat from the nonsense elsewhere on the property.

    @Geoff: this market's a very good one.

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  21. First farmer's market here is still a few weeks away.

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  22. I wish we had a market like that. The pottery would be interesting to me.

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  23. What a great location for public events like this. I think our farmer's market kicks off its season this weekend. It's miniature compared to yours.

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  24. Looks like a huge building to host a comprehensive market. Most appealing.

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