Well John has a new camera, which means this site is going to be getting very, very visual for a while. Therefore a bit of a survey of local markets around town seemed to be in order.
For complex reasons involving the new fan-belt in Che’s ED Falcon, the Trash and Treasure market at Jamison became the first port of call. Canberra Tourism’s web-page informs us that Trash and Treasure is a weekly Sunday market.
As you can see in the above photo, white vans are de rigeur.
This is looking down the central avenue of the market back towards the entrance.
We were there around 0830, and as you can see there was plenty of empty space and plenty of out and out junk strewn around the ground.
Having said that there’s a lot of variety. Aside from people obviously clearing out their shed there are a range of vendors heading into the quite commercial end of the spectrum. The plant sellers being stand-outs.
A jungle for sale from the back of a truck.
And pansies seemingly never go out of fashion.
The wine barrels begged the question, what percentage will ever see wine inside them, and what percentage will end up as large garden pots?
At first glance I thought rare fans of the current US President were pushing their views. But no, it would appear that cheap landscaping supplies can be had at the Trash and Treasure. Nice little business finding value in all the rocks out there.
And here’s our purchases. Well, Che’s purchases anyway. Flowers for the girlfriend and vegies for the kitchen.