Monday, 2 December 2013

DANDENONG MARKET

The Dandenong Market is situated in the heart of Dandenong, an outer suburb of Melbourne, and embraces many cultures. The first Market day was in 1866, making Dandenong Market one of Victoria's oldest markets.

The market has recently undergone a $26 million redevelopment and now offers a fine selection of fresh produce, quality butchers, deli items and seafood as well as a vast array of fruit and vegetables, plants, baked goods, jewellery, homewares, toys and clothing.

The market attracts a diverse range of customers from local shoppers to overseas visitors and tourists from Victoria and interstate. Visitors come to the market for unusual items, many of which are imported from Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Brazil, China and Malaysia to cater for the many origins and exotic tastes.

The large strip of mural is a photo-reproduction and celebrates the cultural diversity of the Dandenong community with the disarming ambassadors in the form of infants from many cultural backgrounds.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.











10 comments:

  1. what a great market that must be!

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  2. Hello Nick,

    You've shown us a marvelous market--so diverse and so welcoming.

    Have a good Blue Monday.

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  3. luv the fruit pics best; have a nice Monday

    much love...

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  4. Love the big market!! What a wonderful place to shop!

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  5. Babies everywhere are darling and seemingly nonjudgmental. Wonder when it all starts to go wrong?. This mural commemorates are our brighter, open selves. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  6. We are so spoiled for fresh produce Nick. I love the photo with the mannequin heads all in a row.

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  7. The babies are cute and I love the multitude of colours of the fruits and flowers.

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  8. Very interesting market.

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/12/candid-shots.html

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  9. Fantastic colour.... and it is in both the fruit and the mural! Great shots....especially the perspective one.
    Thanks for sharing with Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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