Bric A Brac With Atmosphere


Set up in the grounds of Rozelle Public School, itself a nice sandstone building opened in 1877, Rozelle Markets is a community flea market offering a wide variety of bric-a-brac and small antiques. Additionally there is a small amount of new produce and, thankfully, a distinct absence of trashy cheap imports. All up there would be up to 100 stalls on a typical market day – a giant garage sale, if you will. Continue reading “Bric A Brac With Atmosphere”


Gorman House Art Centre, Markets and Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Gorman House was constructed in 1925. At that time only it and the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings ( both still on Northbourne Avenue) existed in Civic – the embryonic commercial part of Canberra. The building was designed by John Smith Murdoch who also designed Old Parliament House and the Hotel Canberra (now the Hyatt). You can certainly see the similarities in design. Continue reading “Gorman House Art Centre, Markets and Canberra Contemporary Art Space”

Secure Everlasting Love in Lisnaskea


Lisnaskea is the second town of the County of Fermanagh in Northern Ireland with a population of 2,500.

A Corn and Potato Market  was established in the centre of the town by the 3rd Earl of Erne in 1841 and this Celtic cross – the “Adam and Eve Cross” on a much older pedestal (the “Barter Stone”) –  was placed in the market square. Continue reading “Secure Everlasting Love in Lisnaskea”