Every Saturday, there's a huge Farmer's Market/Flea Market happening at Eastern Market in DC. You can make a day of it, or you can head over just to pick up a few essentials. There's so much to see and it's a great way to start your weekend.
I thought I'd share a few snapshots from the last couple of times we've gone.
This guy is here every week. He's always covered in paint from head to toe.
Inside the building, there are endless glass displays full of food.
An old woman sits behind this table of vegetables every week, and I absolutely love her sign.
After walking around a few weeks ago, Andrew and I walked over to Capital Hill Books which is right across the street from the market. They have SO many books. I'm not sure if you can tell, but in the photo above, not only are the books covering the downstairs windows, but there are books lining the windows upstairs, too!
The space inside is cramped and it's difficult for more than one person to be in an aisle at a time, so you kind of have to take turns with the people around you. I would have taken more photos inside (these are from my phone) but Andrew was worried the guy who owns the place might not like it... Next time, I'll just be sneaky.
I picked up Cannery Row since my dad has talked it up so much over the years. He always tells the story of a group of old men he spoke with about this book when he was younger. One of the men described the book as being, "Each word, like a drop of honey." How can you argue with that?
Andrew and I took turns reading it while we were waiting to meet up with some friends for lunch. We both agreed that we could sit at that table all day, reading, and be completely happy. Eastern Market just has the greatest vibe and if you're ever in DC over the weekend, be sure to check it out, because I'm sure you'll love it, too. :)