Thursday, 30 April 2009

To market, to market.......

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



To market, to market to by a fat pig!
Home again, home again, jiggeddy jig!
The children's rhyme that comes to my mind when thinking about markets!

I love shopping in Bath, Somerset as the city is so beautiful. There are usually things to be sold on the open stalls that are scattered along the main streets, but they also have an undercover market. During last winter I noticed that these hats, in the photo below, were very popular and they are really cosy and warm. The one I bought, kept my ears from freezing on playground duty. Don't these hats look lovely and colourful altogether on a stand?



There were flags on sale from most major countries of the world and I thought that they made a lovely picture and had to stop and take the photo below. Bath gets many visitors from all over the world but I wonder who does buy them though?

It was St. George's Day recently, our patron saint and although England is fairly insipid about being patriotic, compared to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who go to town with celebrating their Saints Days, the media are trying to enthuse the English to fly a flag on each April 23rd! There is even talk about having a National Holiday at some point in the future. Maybe I will buy one next year....... though not as big as these ones!


Why shouldn't we be proud of our country? Maybe we would do something to help put ourselves back on track, if we were more patriotic! All working together and being proud of who we are, in our many diverse ways!

I will have to go back with my camera and see what other things the market is selling, next visit.






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29 comments:

Raise Them Up said...

I love those hats!!!

Wayne said...

I love to go to th market they have some great stuff

great photo friday

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Gorgeous colors! Love your market sign as well...terrific photography!

lakeviewer said...

Love going to the market. This one is exciting.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hey! Maggie! Your camera work is really terrific! Has David been giving you private tuition? Really impressed! Word department is interesting too. Eddie

Valleys Mam said...

may be you shouls desin a new flag maggie,something colourful and cheerful,just like thise hats

VioletSky said...

Markets are great destinations - you never know what you're going to find. And they are always so colourful!

scrappysue said...

those photos are great! so colourful. thanks for taking us to the market!

Nessa said...

Great colors in both shots.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Lots of great colors to see! The flags are very cool and even more so if you get a national holiday! lol!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

These are neat pictures. These hats are so cute! So colorful. Here comes the warm weather. I love cool and chilly weather. It's so refreshing to me. I just want to melt in the summer.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

great photos. Looks like a wonderful market to wander through.

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

I can easily spend few hours at the market.
My mom lives there! ;-)
She loves going to the market!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I love Bath and I like markets even though I hate shopping. Great pics Maggie.

Suburbia said...

Lovely photos! I love bright colours. I was looking for a hat like that for TG last winter, took me ages to find one, if only I'd gone to Bath!
Beautiful market sign too.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Great shots! We do have loads to be proud of. It's just in our nature to moan a lot!

Hilary said...

Seems like a great place to spend some time. Those hats are so colourful.

Mickle in NZ said...

Very timely - I'm just about to order some wool for a new woolly hat for winter.

I loved my one and only (so far)visit to Bath, and I see the NZ flag peeking out in the second shot!

Great photos, have a wonderful weekend, Michelle xxx and snores from Zebbycat once more.

Rose said...

Very colorful pictures, Maggie May! I hope we'll have no need for those warm woolen hats for awhile, though:)

The Gossamer Woman said...

You definitely need a national holiday to fly your flag and you need to find an occasion as quickly as possible. There's nothing more festive than a street with flags on all the houses.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I would buy one of those hats. Cool. And a great idea for some kind of national holiday to fly the flag. We do that here on Flag Day, July 4th and Memorial and Veterans Day especially.

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely, Mags...the colors are so bright. I'm on the lookout for a Saint George's flag...I'm going to E-Bay to see if I can find one! We flew one on his Day when we lived in Beaconsfield and whatever happened to it is anyone's guess! And us Scottish as all get out, lol!
hugs
Sandi

Bina said...

I love the picture of all those flags together. That is very pretty!

I wish we had a "market" to go to around here. We just have the mall or WalMart. BORING.

Robyn said...

I wish we had more markets.

Alex the Girl said...

Love the hats. All we can find at the french market is jewlery that turns your fingers green, or dresses that look like flags.

Ryanne said...

I think patriotism is a great thing. And the picture of the many flags is great!

Cheryl said...

Thank God for your camera, what amazing shots. They all make me smile! The market is a fun place to be, glad you had a chance to go.
Have a wonderful weekend.
XXXXX

Jules~ said...

Hi there Maggie. That first picture of the market made me think of the "doors" weekly photo post that Authorblog does. It sure is a pretty doorway opening.
Those hats are too much fun indeed! My girls would jump for them to be sure.

Blessings to you today.

SandyCarlson said...

Maggie,
The colors are vibrant. Markets are great for color and variety. You sure captured it well!