25 Apr 2013

Trinket Hunting, Coffee Drinking And Beach Walking

Recently I visited two markets with Marlee from String Of Events, we went to the Finders Keepers Market in the amazing Exhibition building in Carlton, and Camberwell Market in ... well, Camberwell.

The Finders Keepers Market was a very up-market kind of affair, it was great but unfortunately my budgetary constraints that particular week didn't allow me to purchase anything.  I'll just have to go to the next one!  My favourite stall by far was the I Tram Melbourne one, I love their stuff and will be keeping a keen and beady eye on their products.

Camberwell Market was much more up my street in terms of what I'm used to.  It felt very similar to a carboot sale, there were coffee and sandwich vans everywhere, buskers and a world of trinkets and odd little bits and bobs.  Along with lots and lots of clothes too of course!  I didn't buy anything this time round but I'll definitely be going back for a few more browsing sessions, plus this is the sort of market where just wandering around is fun in itself.  Here are some pictures from both, starting with Camberwell:

Marlee's hand getting stuck in






Sadly, this dog was not for sale

And neither was this one






Apparently the buskers here are a little serious and don't like photos!
Lovely Melbourne looking all lovely in the distance
 And the Finders Keepers Market:


Stunning interior at the Royal Exhibition Building










The mighty hand of Marlee again there hunting for squirrels amongst the forest dwellers.

 














Love the colours in here, it's a shame this building isn't used for a wider range of events


There you are, two great markets well worth a visit in Melbourne.  The Finders Keepers Market is every six months and Camberwell Market is every Sunday morning.  The thing I really like about the markets over here is they offer everything I like about markets at home, but they have their own unique Melbourne spark about them too.

Finally, I also want to show you my running route.  Last week I had a bit of a cold (a strange experience having my winter sniffles at this time of year) so instead of running I walked it instead and took the opportunity to take some photos.  Luckily it was a gorgeous day, I feel so lucky to have simple things like this as part of my day to day life now.












 Running or walking alongside these views on a bright weekend morning is just absolute perfection!