Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mindil Beach Sunset Market, Darwin, Australia

So many people told me to put the Mindil Beach Market on the itinerary when they heard that I was going to Darwin, so, considering my love for markets, I made sure that we fit in a visit on the Thursday evening that we were there.  The market itself has a wonderful vibe - we arrived at about 5pm and it was already buzzing with activity.  There were heaps of food stalls and a huge amount of local arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and much more.  It has a bit of an Asian night market feel, and it was lots of fun wondering around meeting the locals and checking out their creations.  I met some wonderful artists the night I was there and am hoping to have some wonderful art, created in Darwin, to upload to Robin Street Market soon. 

And the sunset...  Oh my goodness.  The amount of people that squeeze onto that beach to watch the sunset is amazing in itself, and the colours of that sky when the sun went down were incredible.   As you can see from my photos, I was so in awe of the sunset that I took far too many photos of the sunset and none of the market itself! You can check out the Mindil Beach Sunset Market website here for some photos of the market.