Early this morning the St. Jacobs Farmers Market suffered a devastating fire. The main building is a total loss but the fire departments that fought the blaze were able to save the other buildings. I have posted pictures from this market here before and is was a vibrant colourful place to visit. Here is a link to their web site. Here is an excerpt from an update on this page.
“A big THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out to us this
morning. We have always said that the market is not the buildings. It’s
the people the vendors, customers, the whole community. We’re
very humbled by the sense of ownership and pride that so many
people have for this market. We will bring it back!”
They plan of having the outdoor market and other building open as soon as possible. We look forward to the return of the market soon.
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Here are a couple of interior shots of the market.
Here are a few links of previous St. Jacobs Market Posts
https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/market-tomatoes/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/this-little-piggy-went-to-market/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/market-flowers/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/market-preserves-2/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/lost-in-art/
This street musician at the St. Jacobs Market was lost in his art. It was as if he was being transported back to his home land playing for family and friends. Or maybe in a concert hall before thousands of fans. The instrument is a Niko which apparently is the most famous Chinese instrument in Japan.
I have been in a bit of an experimental mode with my photography lately. I guess you could say I have been getting lost in my art.
Possessed in Lightroom and Photoshop with a couple of texture layers added.
There was another beautiful sunset this evening. This was taken just to the south west of the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. This tree stands all by it’s self in the middle of a large field. Click here for a Google map of the area. Some times you see these random trees in the middle of a field and I wonder why it wasn’t cut down. Maybe the farmer needed a shady spot to stop and have lunch when he was working the fields!
Here is another shot from the St. Jacobs Market on Saturday. Flowers seem to be a popular item. Especially at the end of the day when they go on sale.
Here is a photography tip for you. Take Pictures. I know it sounds simple but it is true. If you want to get better at something it takes practice. So don’t just take your camera with you. Take it out of the bag or your purse or where ever you keep it and put it in your hand. The neat thing that happens is that it really makes you aware of what’s going on around you. When we went to the market I didn’t just wonder around aimlessly, I actually was looking for things to photograph. Look for patterns. Things that repeat. Interesting lines and interesting people. Most of all Have Fun!!
We made a quick Trip to the St. Jacobs Market today and this stand had a multitude of preserves. I don’t know how you would choose. One of each maybe?
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