Writing Activity: Describe a Market


Every Saturday morning all summer long, the parking lot across the street from me is transformed. Friday night, it’s full of sports cars and sparsely moustached, beer-guzzling boys with cell phones and car stereos that shake the glass of my front windows, but come Saturday morning at eight, it’s a farmer’s market. There is the fey fella selling homemade dog biscuits, the family-run fireweed honey corporation, the lesbian cheese makers from Salspring Island, a gumpy poter, and a sunburnt man selling bundles of organic mustard greens and butter lettuce. You can buy cherries and maple syrup, visit the latte wagon, and get gardening advice. You can sign petitions and join a jam-making group that donates to the food bank. There are face painters and banjo players. People wear sandals and the dogs rarely get into fights, because everyone is too busy saying hello and showing off their new bedding plants. Yard sales spring up spontaneously on street corners.

Ivan Coyote, One In Every Crowd, opening to “Saturdays and Cowboy Hats”
Johann Mongles Culverhouse - Moonlit Market
Johann Mongles Culverhouse – Moonlit Market
Petrus van Schendel (1806-70) Market By Candlelight
Petrus van Schendel (1806-70) Night-Market In Amsterdam, With The Dam Palace And The Nieuwe Kerk In The Background
Norbert Goeneutte French painter(1854-1894) The New Halles Central Baltard 1881
Paul Gustav Fischer (Copenhague 22 July 1860 – 1 May 1934) was a Danish painter. Fisherwomen Waiting for Customers after the Rain, Gammelstrand
The fish market by Paul Gustave Fischer
Joaquín Sorolla i Bastida (Spanish painter) Preparando pasas, 1900
'A Fishmarket in Venice' Postcard illustrator unknown
‘A Fishmarket in Venice’ Postcard illustrator unknown
Frank Frigyes (1890-1976) Street-market in Paris
Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1884-1949) Couple Near Booksellers
Norbert Goeneutte French painter(1854-1894) Les-Halles de Paris
'The Merchant of Venice' Illustration by Nikolai Zhukov, 1962
‘The Merchant of Venice’ Illustration by Nikolai Zhukov, 1962
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck market
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck
Mr. Jollys sidewalk market, 1963 illustrator, Laura Jean Allen
Mr. Jollys sidewalk market, 1963 illustrator, Laura Jean Allen
Barbara Cooney (1917-2000)  illustrations for Mother Goose 1964 in French market
Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) illustrations for Mother Goose 1964 in French market
Jane Werner (1914-2005) and Cornelius De Witt (1925-1970) collaborated and produced this 1949 book called- Words How They Look and What They Tell market
Jane Werner (1914-2005) and Cornelius De Witt (1925-1970) collaborated and produced this 1949 book called- Words How They Look and What They Tell
The Ladybird Book Of Bedtime Stories Geoffrey Lapage, Illustrations George Brook (Wills & Hepworth Ltd., Loughborough UK, 9th edition 1950)  market
The Ladybird Book Of Bedtime Stories Geoffrey Lapage, Illustrations George Brook (Wills & Hepworth Ltd., Loughborough UK, 9th edition 1950) market
Heidi and Peter In The City by Alain Gree 1971 street vendor
Heidi and Peter In The City by Alain Gree 1971
Victorian-Era lemonade vendor on the streets of London -- 1872. Illustration by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Victorian-Era lemonade vendor on the streets of London — 1872. Illustration by Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Charles E. Martin, New Yorker cover illustration, 1976
Charles E. Martin, New Yorker cover illustration, 1976
Helen Jacobs (American, 1888–1970) The Fairy Market
Helen Jacobs (American, 1888–1970) The Fairy Market
Florence Harrison, 1877-1955, Australia, UK, Fairy Peddlars market fruit
Florence Harrison, 1877-1955, Australia, UK, Fairy Peddlars market
Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1963) The Fish Market c1905

Walter Crane 1845 – 1915 London Town

Winter scene by Anton Pieck, Dutch (1895-1986)
Winter scene by Anton Pieck, Dutch (1895-1986)
The Flower Seller on the Pont Royal with the Louvre beyond, Paris,1872 Marie-François Firmin-Girard, French, 1838~1921
Anton Franciscus Pieck (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987)
Anton Franciscus Pieck (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987)
Anton Franciscus Pieck (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987) European market winter Christmas
Anton Franciscus Pieck (19 April 1895 – 24 November 1987) European market
La Vucciria (Palermo’s Market), (1974) by Renato Guttuso
Market photo on Unsplash by photographer Christian Mackie
And here’s the photo with a Renato Guttuso style, done on Deep Dream Generator with a 60% style weight and a 1.2 iterations boost. (Everything else at default.)
Based on an Unsplash photo by Lesly Derksen
Using a photo by Gabriella Clare Marino
Lemon girl young adult novella

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