Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Market Day in October, Ingerslev Boulevard, Århus

It's soon Halloween

Enough cheese! Where's the dealer hiding?

Flowers and fruit

Sydesalt (Sea Salt) is produced on an old medieval tradition.
Here they are selling Læsø-Salt.
And then there's coffee in the little coffee-bar.

Lovely cabbage for a good winter's soup.

Playing accordion and selling homemade nesting boxes.

Wonderful autumn colours

Cyclamen, a popular flower at home - especially at
Christmas time.

The apple harvest is rich this year.

Special plants, like rose geranium

One of the best fruit and vegetable dealers

Busy from the first part of the morning.

A marketplace is a happy space, where people arrive in a good mood for a nice shopping tour, buying fruit, vegetables, flowers, cheese, fish, bread, and for meeting and talking. There's a joyful atmosphere like in McCartney's song about Desmond with his barrow in the market place: 'Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, Life goes on bra, La la how the life goes on......'
This marketplace on Ingerslev Boulevard has been there for many years every Wednesday and Saturday, and it's a very popular market. I lived my childhood and youth in the neighbourhood, and it was a must and a joy to go there at least Saturday morning.
The pictures are from early Wednesday morning 25. October around 10.30, before the big crowd arrives. Every Sunday in September- October is a special market, where people can rent a place to sell things, they want to get rid of! But it is possible to do a good bargain - like in all other flea markets - if you're lucky!

photo: grethe bachmann

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