23.2.12

inner west - marrickville market


We spent many a Sunday morning at these humble little markets. They're situated on Addison Road, at a community centre housing -among other things- artists studios, a gallery, a yoga space, a creative recycling center called 'Reverse Garbage' and a second hand store called 'The Bower'.

The Market held on a Sunday is predominantly food stalls (amazing food stalls!) and organic produce with bits of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac, pre-loved books, handmade preserves, wines and ports, fresh breads and pastries, damn good coffee and completely random crap thrown in for good measure. What it's got oodles of though, is positive energy. That place never fails to put me in a lighter mood and motivate me to live simply and healthily. Maybe it's got something to do with the chai tent where you can lounge on floor cushions and drink freshly brewed chai in the sunshine as you watch people stroll past with straw baskets overfilling with organic green stuff. I'm not sure what it is, but it's the kind of place that takes years off of you.

It's a slightly scruffy little place (just the way we like it) that attracts a real mixed bag of people including lots of young local families. This time, we were the young non-local family. The tourists. And that made me a little sad. But it did cheer me up to see Lalie enjoy the vegetarian dumplings just as much as she did when she was in my belly!

I would go as far to say the Marrickville Markets are the ritual we miss most about living in Sydney.

Pssst - and little shout out to two lovely readers who approached me on that particular market morning - Astred and Cecilia - hello! And would you believe it, I also ran into Gaby, I recognised her from her blog! It's such a small world after all!

22 comments :

  1. Wow that looks like an amazing market - just perfect. I would miss it too.

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  2. Looks lovely. I adore the idea of markets but the amount of people is something I don't usually cope with. Your photos make this look peaceful enough for me to want to go to check this market out.

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  3. look at your posting two days in a row!! Holy moly Claire!

    beautiful pics as always.

    xo em

    p.s youre so famous being 'spotted'!

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  4. That looks like a place I would love to go and visit one day, sounds like good fun. xx

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  5. I love Sidney, It's one of my favorite cities in the world, when I was there I went to a couple of markets and literally fell in love...

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  6. Look out! Beautiful photos. Your B&W's are looking so rad. I love them. Colours are beautiful, too :)

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  7. Love outdoor markets. They bring everyone together.

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  8. Hi! *waves*
    It was very lovely to meet you, although slightly surreal as I felt as though I was stalking cool mum bloggers. You see, I had spotted/stalked Kellie (from Dear Olive) at Holly Throsby only a few weeks earlier.
    She got an email instead of a brazen approach. But lucky for you, I had my husband push me over and tell me to say Hello!
    You are totes famous and stuff :)

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  9. I love your little family, it makes me smile. x

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  10. Um hello amazing photographer! These are seriously unreal Claire. My sis used to live in Newtown and raved about these markets. And the ones at Eveleigh. All the produce looks so yummy. And those stacked crates are pretty cool too. xx

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  11. you have a talent with that lens claire, beautiful shots. my absolute fave is lalie looking over paddy's shoulder amongst the crowd. looks like an awesome market x

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  12. Hello travel photographer entrepreneur-esse! Amazing photos. I can see why you miss it so much. xxx

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  13. This is all so good but you know what I noticed most - the smooth froth on Paddy's coffee. YUUUUUMMMMMMM!

    Love this "Sydney" series Claire. And right back at you on the killin' it with your camera front x

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  14. So so beautiful. I think I'm meant to be going this weekend! Kellie xx

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  15. Thanks for this post! i didn't know about these markets will visit now that I do for sure!.

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  16. Can I say that your family is really good looking without sounding creepy? Haha : ]

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  17. wow, amazing pictures. can i ask what sort of camera and lens you are using claire? i am in the process of looking for a new one and feeling really overwhelmed with all the variety. Sarah

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  18. Having not long moved to the inner west we are still discovering it! Thanks for the inspiration as we checked out the markets this morning and felt right at home. Looks like you had a lovely holiday together. Hope it's been ok settling back in FNQ as well. Ally

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  19. Beautiful pics, your posts make me miss Australia so much, Jo x

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  20. looks and sounds like my idea of heaven.

    we have a few good for the soul places too, that naver fail to recharge us.

    xox

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  21. lovely blog. i would love to know the brand of your cute blue sandals:)

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  22. This was so lovely! I want to go, lol. I adore that your husband always seems to wear the same shirt. Remarkably like my husband.

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