Farmers Market in the Mall
Despite the awful bridge not too far away (over Yarra Street, part of Westfield's capitalistic development) the city sometimes can be a charming place. Once a month in Little Malop Street there's a Farmers Market with brightly decorated tents offering honey, chai tea, vegetables, pickles, flowers and so on. It was a grey day yesterday but I had some errands in the city so was able to wander around the temporary market, buy fresh greens, a flower, and watch the visiting South American band. World music - my scene.
Also, in the middle of the market was the delightful children's pet area, (for grandmother artists as well) with two piglets in jumpers, three ducklings in one enclosure, five fluffy chooks, a baby goat or two and numerous lambs running free and bunnies in their own pen. Most of the creatures wouldn't keep still for me to draw well, but at least the bunnies were snug in a huddle and kept relatively still! What a delightful place it was with kids patting every creature in reach.