The main farmers market in Ottawa is held at Lansdowne Park. From November through April it is held inside the Aberdeen Pavilion on Sundays, with a couple of weeks off over the Christmas holidays. I come by regularly and pick up a few things. I was by last Sunday and stopped in to take photographs. The big tree out front was erected in time for the Ottawa Christmas market, over on the north side of the Pavilion. I'll show you that tomorrow.
A close up of the tree, with snow.
I went inside. The Pavilion is the last surviving exhibition hall of its type of architecture in North America, and has been designated a national historic site. It once hosted Stanley Cup games over a century ago. When I came in, the farmers market was busy.
A model railway was on the go.
I bought the little bear at right with the green scarf.
Dogs were busy saying hello.
It is common to see musicians here.
The vendors remain through the winter, though their numbers are less than at the height of harvest. I tend to buy jam here- one of the vendors makes a delicious apple pie jam. It will be a long time before I buy jam from stores.
Colours of the season.
And closing out, more dogs.
A delightful place. 😃🎄ReplyDelete
Great looking building.ReplyDelete
This is the wonderful farmer's market I would love to visit!ReplyDelete
I enjoy visits.Delete
There is clear interest in the market. There will have been a leaky buzz, I suppose.ReplyDelete
The dog meeting is nice to see.
Dogs are always curious about each other.Delete
What a great market, looks big! Take care, have a great day!ReplyDelete
It's a considerable sized building.Delete
...this is a lovely market, I wish that could go there.ReplyDelete
I like attending.Delete
Our local farmers market has become a major attraction and gets overrun with out-of-towners to the point where you can barely move. Used to be you could chat with the vendors but they no longer have time.ReplyDelete
I guess that's either the Saint Jacob's or the Kitchener-Waterloo market.Delete
That ceiling-- wow!ReplyDelete
The building was worth saving.Delete
Looks like a great market!ReplyDelete
It always looks like such a neat place. Looking forward to more.ReplyDelete
Lovely captures of hectic shopping.ReplyDelete
It was busy.Delete
Great place to shop...oh my, home made jam! And a cute little bear! Glad you didn't go away empty handed!ReplyDelete
Jam, apple cider, and some baked goods this time.Delete
It looks like a busy place. The dogs must love all the odours.ReplyDelete
Se ve bastante concurrido. Es tiempo de muchas compras.ReplyDelete
What an incredible looking market, it would be a great place to visit.ReplyDelete
I think so.Delete
Very festive photos of the season shopping ~ love the train, little bear you bought and the doggies ~ Merry Xmas.ReplyDelete
Wishing you Happy Hoidays, good health and laughter,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
The train was unexpected but welcome.Delete
That was lots of fun! I love seeing all the vendors, people and dogs. And, I would have bought one of those cute bears too. Very nice.ReplyDelete
It was indeed.Delete
What a fun place this is. A marvelous building for a farmers market.ReplyDelete
I love markets, great photos....ReplyDelete
This one is a good one.Delete
Fun walking around the market. Looks like a busy place.ReplyDelete
Neat building! Stay warm and safe.ReplyDelete
It was well worth it to preserve the building.Delete
Nice, spacious and neat market. The dogs sure enjoy going out to the market as much as their owners.ReplyDelete
They do indeed.Delete
I liked the closeup of the snow.ReplyDelete
An impulse shot on my part.Delete
I could happily spend several hours there I'm sure!ReplyDelete
It's a good market.Delete