Friday, 24 February 2012

Newgate Market


In ancient times, York was granted a Charter to hold a market and the tradition of an open market continues to this day.  Nowadays the market is called Newgate Market and occupies a central position near The Shambles.  It has over a hundred stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fish, meat and other goods (fabrics, haberdashery, you name it and you can probably find it!)  Like any market, it is full of colour and life and, set against the backdrop of York's medieval buildings, it is a really interesting area to explore.

9 comments:

  1. Recently, you've been in search of colour. Well, you've certainly found some, here. And, I can smell the fruit and veg. Lovely.

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  2. It looks a vibrant colourful market and oh how I wish we could have one close like that.

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  3. York...my favorite!! Thanks for the beautiful photo of Newgate Market.

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  4. so much color, love farmer's markets!

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  5. I love the local markets and discovering the uniqueness of each. The colors here are vibrant and the medieval buildings in the background look like a movie set.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. This is a beautiful place for an outdoor market.

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  7. Very colorful and I like the perspective and background.

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  8. We only have these here in the warmer months and oh how I look forward to them again. Ours are called "farmer's markets." Very nice pic to make me dream about them again! ~Lili

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  9. This is such a great photograph.

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