Monday, August 25, 2008

They're everywhere...

Markets are an ancient human phenomenon. And you will find them in cities all over the world. Throughout history they have filled basic human needs and wants. We buy food at markets, we buy other life necessities at market, we buy fun stuff at markets. And despite the fact that superstores and convenience surround us, there is something alluring about those tents on a sidewalk, or the flea market at the roadside venue.

Here in Concord we have our Farmers' Market, soon to be joined by our Arts Market...but even in big big cities like New York, markets spring up on city sidewalks. Here's one I walked through this past weekend:

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