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Wellington Night Markets

by Greg Bodnar on October 17, 2012 in Events, Photography

Before heading out on vacation, I started planning for a nice photo-post of the Wellington Night Markets. I was dead keen to get it photographed and written before heading home, but in my desperation, I failed to string words together. So, this time I’m skipping the words and getting on with it. Better late than never, right?

August 2012, Nikon F80 / Kodak Portra 400

I’m a big fan of street food, especially stuff you can nibble on while moving

August 2012, Nikon F80 / Kodak Portra 400

The Mexican shop hot chocolate tastes great, but is hard to photograph in the dark. Luche libre masks are much easier.

August 2012, Nikon F80 / Kodak Portra 400

Before the crowds comes the frantic set-up. It wasn’t actually frantic. Some of the booths stayed empty for an hour or two.

August 2012, Nikon F80 / Kodak Portra 400

The queue for this spicy soup was huge. This appeared to be the crowd favourite on the night.

August 2012, Nikon FM2 / Ilford HP5+

Nothing says “night market” like little lanterns.

What do people think of the markets? Best food? Best bargain? Does anyone actually buy anything at the “craft” stalls?


Greg Bodnar

Part-time public transport evangelist and part-time vodka snob, with a bit of time left over to be a referee for Richter City Roller Derby.

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