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Vancouver markets


Some of the pleasure of the NorthWest are the many farmer markets and street fairs.   Just down the road from us, in Downtown Vancouver, is a great Farmers Market, held Saturday and Sunday.  This week, they also hosted the “Recycle Art Festival”.   A real nice way to spend a sunny morning!

So at the Farmers Market we enjoyed a fresh cup of Northwest Roasted coffee, and did some shopping for groceries.  The cherries are just ripening up, bought lots of Bing and Rainier… mmmmm!  A loaf of German Farmer bread from a local bakery, and some veggies and we’re good to go for a while.

It really is interesting to see the many ways people turn junk into art.  Forks into wind chimes, scrap metal into sculptures, old dishes into mobiles, and many more.  And, in the background, some interesting music played on marimbas made from old PVC pipe.

On the street

On the street

Lots and lots of fresh veggies

Lots and lots of fresh veggies

Lots of fresh flowers

Lots of fresh flowers

Street food, what can be more fun?

Street food, what can be more fun?

Scarp metal turned into art

Scrap metal turned into art

True, the locals do dress a little strange here

True, the locals do dress a little strange here

Combining wine and painting... what a novel idea!

Combining wine and painting… what a novel idea!

Homemade marimbas using PVC pipe.  They sounded great, too!

Homemade marimbas using PVC pipe. They sounded great, too!

More scrap metal turned to art

More scrap metal turned to art

Now that is a true local artist!

Now that is a true local artist!

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A new use of old bottles

Old dishes and glassware used in new ways

Old dishes and glassware used in new ways – and admired from all angles.

Wind chimes from old cutlery

Wind chimes from old cutlery

  1. Jen
    August 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Love the Market! It is definitely one of the things I will miss about Vancouver!

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