Saturday, September 08, 2007

Freret Market: reminds me why I love this town.






I was tootling around uptown running errands when I was blessed with a New Orleans moment. I was driving down Freret Street and stumbled upon the opening day of the new Freret Market in Uptown - admittedly had I been reading the TP more avidly I would likely have picked up on it sooner.

There were art stalls, fresh shrimp stalls, jewellery stalls, second hand clothes stalls, food stalls (Dunbars!!!) and even a fortune reader. This being New Orleans, right in the midst of it all was a brass band playing their hearts out and the best thing was they were all young men - perhaps signalling that the passing of the brass band tradition is still alive and well in this town (they sounded good!!).

In spite of the heat (I'm a northern European girl after all!!), I went away with a smile and relieved to see another positive thing taking place in this town amongst all that is still in disarray.

5 comments:

Charlotte said...

And I almost went.....next time!

Ray said...

I wished I'd gone to it. It's nice having an Uptown farmer's market on the weekends, even if it is only once a month.

peter said...

Next market is October 6th. Go to www.freretmarket.org for more info.

This is only the beginning.....

Peter Gardner

NOLA Cleophatra said...

I thought the market was great too.

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Cait said...

We usually walk our collie to CC's on Magazine every weekend. Great pics!