20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Norwich Market

The first Saturday of January we took the train from Attleborough to Norwich with the sole intention of revisiting the Norwich Market.


There has been a market in Norwich since Saxon times and when the Normans took control they built the castle and instigated their own market in the 11th century.


Today's market contains about 200 vendors, and a few of the merchants were taking a well deserved vacation after the Christmas season with posted notices they would reopen January 12th. All the same there was still plenty to see and do. 


We wandered every alleyway, inhaling the wonderful aromas. In particular the smell of piping hot chips laden with vinegar was amazing! 


While we were able to continue past the food vendors, I was unable to bypass the yarn shop. There is a certain blue and multi-coloured skein that I wish I'd purchased - even if I had to ship it home...maybe next time we're in Norwich I'll grab it! 


There was virtually everything one could need or want at the market. Everything from fabric to fresh produce to meat and even camouflage attire should one wish to hunt down their own meat as well as fresh flowers, jewellers and hardware stalls.


Back row of vendor huts along with a really cool building!
Around the fringes of the market were a few other stalls obviously hoping to catch in on a sale.



Nearby is this modern building which is directly across from an old church.



Opposite the front of the market is another open walkway filled with shops.



The windows were particularly impressive and for me categorized the term "window shopping".



This women's clothing shop caught my eye, if only because the dresses that clearly screamed 1950s (by those old enough to remember) were obviously meant to imply the latest and greatest of fashion!


After an enjoyable walk back through town we spotted this delightful wall mural.


Stay tuned for our next destination the Norwich Cathedral and the spectacular "Tentmakers from Cairo" exhibit.

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