One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday, when I lived in New York, was to go to the Union Square Market on 14th Street. For many years I lived at 26th and 3rd so would get up early and walk down to Union Square, picking up a cup of Starbuck's coffee on my way and then I'd saunter through the stands with tables laden with unbelievable produce picking up bunches of this and that, hunks of cheese, bouquets of flowers and fresh loaves of bread.
This summer I went back for a visit and while I couldn't shop as we were only there for the weekend- I took it all in through the lens of my camera.
I found that this summer I worked on taking about 10 different versions of the same subject matter- an overall shot, closer details, isolating small parts etc. To me it was these amazing stacks of radishes and golden beets and onions that really caught my eye.
And then there is produce one dreams of- clear boxes of squash blossoms- I wanted to run off with several and stuff them and fry them up for a delicious starter.
And always a favourite - buckets of fresh colourful bouquets of flowers.
Okay, I admit it- there are things I miss about America- Union Square Market - I do miss you!
But I have to say English Market does give this a good run for it's money- but nothing beats a huge outdoor market under the hot New York summer sun. And of course now, I can just picture the autumn markets with piles of pumpkins, hot apple cider warming in a pot, a crispness in the air and leaves turning golden and orange all throughout the city.