Sunday, December 22, 2013

Prahran Market

With Christmas just around the corner, Sue wanted to do some shopping at the Prahran Market. She wanted a turkey breast. A while turkey she thought would be too large for our small immediate family gathering this year which be the six of us.

We posted on the Prahran market previously. It's the one that has Sue's favorite Foodie Shop - Essential Ingredient. She always buys something even if she doesn't need it. We also usually grab a snack and a glass of wine during the shopping spree. On Saturday when we decided it was that time for a glass of wine there was a three piece group, a guitarist, an upright bass and the vocalist and she sang like Doris Day - it was just a perfect interlude in our shopping day.

There's always something that I notice that previously I may not have seen. On this occasion it was a work of art in the form of a wall mosaic.

I'm not sure of the significance of the theme of the mosaic but the colours captured my attention, especially when I looked much more closely to see how these tiny pieces of coloured glass came together to create the above image.
Prahran Market 1864
Just after the fire that ravaged the rear section of the market.
The Prahran market credits itself as the oldest continually running market in Melbourne - there were others but now defunct. Prahran's community started to grow from the early gold rush days of the 1850s and the first Council was elected in 1856.
First opening in 1864, it was later moved from Greville St to its current location in Commercial Rd during 1891. The market has been running for over 150 years. Back then it was known for its market gardens and small farms - today its a hub of shopping, nightclubs and an eclectic population.


  1. I think the essence of a woman shopping is always to buy something whether it is needed or not!! However, I say this at the risk of offending many of your female readers, so perhaps it's only me... and my daughter!!
    Best wishes for Christmas.

    1. Gaynor - I quite enjoy shopping at the market with Sue as its a bit of a day outing. Plus I get to eat the wonderfully cooked produce later.
      Thanks for your best wishes and the same to you.


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