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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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Tom October 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Chimney cakes! And there’s a salami stall there with some fresh and very spicy salamis. I’ve also bought weird old glassware in the vintage/junk shop near the back.

Not so sure about the concept of open-air karaoke. There’s something just wrong about doing karaoke when sober.


Greg Bodnar October 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

I thought the belly dancers from Indeja made for much better entertainment. Sadly, I didn’t have the light to make that work. I need to try to catch up with them again and be better prepared.


Pete October 18, 2012 at 6:13 am

The venison is my favourite but the Mexican donut-thingies are good too and +1 for the Karaoke is wrong sentiment.


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