Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Rocks Markets (Theme Day: Open Air Markets)

The Rocks Markets are held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This view is down Argyle Street to Circular Quay. A Farmers' Market is held in this section on a Friday with food stalls and freshly prepared takeaway food. On Saturday and Sunday the markets also extend into Playfair Street and George Street. The weekend market features everything from food to art, fashion, jewellery, cosmetics and homewares.

43 comments:

  1. I love the Rocks Markets! Thanks for this photo so many many memories.

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  2. looks like my type of place to do some shopping!

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  3. Ah - you're a day ahead of me! What a great outdoor market for theme day - perfect!

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  4. I love farmer's markets like this. Thanks for sharing
    frank D

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  5. Getting chic you Aussies.
    I remember just 'Peters Pies'.

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  6. beau marché, j'aime bien ces march"s dans les villes, cela change

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  7. Oh, what a lovely sunny day. I do like a good market.

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  8. Our market is only on Sunday mornings, in Waterloo and rather small, but in Brussels there is a very big one with over 400 stalls ! The second biggest one in Europe after Ventimiglia in Italy.

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  9. Markets are so very difficult to photograph from ground level. Oh to have a bridge or mezanine to get some perspective. I like especially the poof of colour from the barrier, Jim. I love this part of the city and the markets are a delight - even though oriented to tourists!!

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  10. Julie, it certainly was a challenge getting this shot without shooting into the sun or copping too many shadows.

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  11. Looks like a peaceful place, great to meet friends. Please have a good Wednesday.


    daily athens

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  12. What a wonderful way to spend the day. I would love to have been there strolling along with you.

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  13. I love outdoor markets. This one really looks colorful and just so much fun....

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  14. this looks like a happening event that lots of people look forward to

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  15. Oh I haven't been to the Rocks Markets for a very long time! Used to love going there when we took family holidays to Sydney. I'm heading back there in November, so can't wait to revisit :)

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  16. Your blog is a great concept. I enjoyed your pictures very much. It looks like a wonderful place to be.

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  17. Bit of a different view of that market - at least to any that I have. Took me a little while to realise where you took it from.

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  18. Jim,
    I know hardly anything about the "land down under" but looking at your blog and great photos I think I could learn a great deal! Thanks for the tour of the Rocks Market!


    ~Jean

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  19. Oh my goodness, that market is calling me.
    Joyce M

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  20. Fun to see the similarities in markets down under and ours here in the Pacific Northwest. Love the little red school bus ... is that a play thing for children?

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  21. This is such a beautiful area of Sydney - what part isn't! And lovely to see the market. I didn't remember there was a market here but obviously I wasn't there on market day! Nice shot.

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  22. Lovely - I love farmers market. Must be nice to go to one at the Rocks - I love the place with lots of old buildings.

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  23. Chuck Pefley, that's a red barricade to stop vehicles entering that part of the street on market day.

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  24. Looks like a very civilised market. Great picture.

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  25. I know this market. I remember the Rocks market as a lively place. It was wonderful to go through it and to watch the people. Great shot!

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  26. This is the kind of open air market I like more...

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  27. Wow, so many things to see and do in Sydney alone! When you add it to attractions throughout the country, OZ just has everything!

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  28. Looks like a nice market. I like the fresh produce of the markets.

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  29. This is an iconic Sydney market location ... glad you captured it. I don't think I would have known quite where to start to get it to work.

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  30. I like the mix of stalls and the table where you can sit and enjoy the market tendency ;-)

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  31. Great photo. The Rocks is one of my favourite places in the city.
    Cheers,
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  32. This looks like a very civilized kind of market, Jim. What a nice location!

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  33. The Rocks Markets sound like our Friday and Saturday Markets. I love shopping or even just strolling through them visiting all the different vendors.

    ~ Tracy

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  34. It looks like a great way to spend the morning.

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  35. Oh I love The Rocks' markets. They have the best things =]
    And thanks for visiting my blog.

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