05 November 2009

reading terminal market







The Reading Terminal Market is the States´ oldest farmers´ market. It´s packed with a hodgepodge of stalls selling fresh produce, ethnic food, crafts, books and kitchen supplies. It´s a cornucopia of color, smells, people, and slices of life that is a photographer´s dream. I love sitting in the middle of it all and just watching. On my last day I met a friend there for lunch. I had pad thai and he had enchiladas, we met a local artist that happened to be having lunch next to us, spent too much money at the spice shop, and bought some red pepper jam from an Amish farmer ... I think that basically sums it up...

P.S. Did anyone catch the last game? Just a little shout out to the Phillies... Um... go... Phillies....

41 comments:

baballa said...

I'm glad to have you back, sorry for you i love your pictures!!

pien said...

ohw wauw that sounds soooo good!
i love places like that!

nice to 'have' you back! :)

ibb said...

Lovely pictures, it seems a great place to get lost with pocket full of money.

Shokoofeh said...

Happy 200 followers! Yay! :D

trinsch said...

oh, i could spent a day sitting, watching, enjoying... sounds perfect!

glad to have you back :)

Daan said...

sounds and looks like heaven!

Purple Flowers said...

Your photographs are simply wonderful! I love candid photos.

Puna said...

haha! You better be a Phillies fan if you are in Philadephia! Thanks for your wonderful photos.

Sherry said...

love your photos...would love to join your corner view club. i'm new to blogging and i'm beginning to think no one but my sweet mother is reading it.

nathalie et cetera said...

This market is now on my "to visit" list. I love markets!

Reyes said...

Love the photos and the place looks so "apetecible" (I am sorry, but "apetecible" is the word that best describes the market).
Besos

juanita de la vega said...

Welcome back chica!!
Besos
Juanita

missvanham said...

Hi Jane, I love to jump in the world of the beautiful corner view but dont know how Help! ;-)

hugg susan

Cate said...

oh, i would like one of those candy apples and a whole day to sit and read cookbooks.

wonderful pictures!

Renee said...
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Line said...

don't you just love food, yummy pictures, love to travel there!

Kari said...

Oh I love markets. I could sit there all day too.
Phad Thai - now there's a yummy dish!! my favorite!
p.s I did catch the last game - sorry Jane but GO The Yankees!!!
great pictures!

Ocean Girl said...

My kind of place.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

You have a "good eye" ;) When I see your pictures I always feel like the people you see... I'm with them... Thanks Jane !

kim said...

ok, i really should be packing...but...here i am sitting at the computer, trying to muster up more energy - hersh had me up three times in the night! love the candy apple pic! and is that a philly cheese steak i see? were you missing sara when you snapped the second photo? talk soon!

kim said...

ps one of my best friends, susie berger, grew up in reading!

kim said...

can you tell i'm procrastinating?

janis said...

These are great photos Jane! You really have a gift for capturing the spirit of a place...

talooky said...

And so you're back. That is a good thing.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That looks like my kind of place! Great pics as always. THANKS
xo

Lisa - The Heller Family said...

I was going to tell you to try and grab a bite at D'Mitris at 3rd and Catherine. My absolute favorite place to eat. Gald you were able to visit. I hope you had a great time!
Lisa

Bee said...

First I'm going to hit that cookbook stall and then I want a candied apple. If only . . .

Allison said...

Ohhh... candy apples and the sandwich that Philly is famous for... I'm so jealous!

laméditerraine said...

You love cook books, don't you??
Well,I love food, we could make a good couple xD
My mom also brought lots of spices and tea from Istambul.I just don't understand why she bought so much tea, no one likes it in my house!But it just smells well.

Thank you for visiting, again :)
I still love your blog.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh how these photos bring back memories! I went to school in Philadelphia and frenquented Reading Terminal quite a bit over the years. My dad always loved the apple dumplings from the Amish vendors...

life in yonder said...

Love the photos in this post! You have absolutely captured the atmosphere.

MODsquad said...

Oh! I'm so glad you travel! We get to enjoy the amazing, amazing treasures you capture with you trusty camera! Thank you, Jane!

likeschocolate said...

looks yummy to me!

Crescent Moon said...

That sounds like so much fun!

Joyce said...

I want to visit the cookbook stall AND have a Phl- sandwich!!! Great photos my friend. xo

PS Dana did a fabulous job while you were gone, but it is good having you back.

Guusje said...

Looking good.
Glad your back, Big kisses G

Catalina said...

I wish I were there

Des said...

I think markets like these are fantastic, and you really capture the energy of this market in your photos.

aimee said...

the rear ends on the stools! if they only knew! oh i am laughing...

Catherine said...

Yum~those candy apples look delicious!! I don't think I've had one since I was a little girl!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Cat

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Looks, sounds, smells wonderful!

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo