Thursday, August 05, 2010

Saint John again

The first picture I posted last weekend was taken on a trip for pleasure and shopping. This one was taken while I was in town for a series of meetings. With some time to kill between two, I stopped in to the Saint John City Market, a venerable institution and always an interesting place to poke around. Established in 1876, it's part real local farmer's market, selling local seafood, meat, and vegetables, and part tourist attraction, selling locally-made handicrafts and souvenirs to the thousands of Americans and others who arrive at the city on cruise ships.

It's pretty quiet in this picture. Vendors were bracing for an onslaught of visitors from the Carnival Glory, which had docked a few days earlier and whose passengers usually descended en masse on Saint John's uptown - its version of downtown - around lunchtime. (In fact, by the time I left, the first hordes with backpacks, tote bags and gigantic cameras were arriving.)

Meetings were successful. Now: does anyone know a good recipe for octopus?

(Kidding. There was octopus to be had, but I resisted the temptation.)




Blogger Dann said...

contact your local sushi bar. They'll know how to deal with that octopus!

2:27 p.m.  

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