The Rocks Markets Sydney Reviews
Authentic and Craftsy Mar 26, 2013
It costs nothing to have a browse around the wonderful Rocks Markets on a relaxing weekend in Sydney.
The market consists of about 200 stalls set up all along the cobbled streets of the Rocks. The wares on sales range from clothing to food and glassware and hand-made souveniers. The vendors are, for the most part, always exceedingly friendly and helpful. Maybe the air in the Rocks just instills an inner calm in people. The main section of the market is covered with a huge white cover while leaving the sides open so you can hear the music exuding from the Irish pub on the corner.
The vendors that sell the fruits of their creative labour here are, in my opinion, some of Sydney most talented.
The atmosphere itself is worth the trip. People wander curiously throughout the stalls speaking in a plethora of different tongues, coins tinkle as people walk away with handmade items of their choosing, a relaxed and soothing guitar player strums on his instrument. There is a very sophisticated and cultural atmosphere here.
A group of Asian vendors sell miniscule interior watch pieces, the insides of pieces of small mechanical objects such as pocketwatches. They turn these pieces into jewellery and cuff links. They are beautiful in a modern, mechanical way. Another man sells glass wares and you can see him blowing the glass under intense heat some days. Another man sells handmade wooden jigsaws in the shape of Australia but the pieces are all of different native Australian animals melded together to fit and all combine to make the shape of the country. Another man sells Australian-made extremely hot sauces. One of these sauces is in the Guinness book of records due to it's sheer hotness.
This is the best place to buy some real, authentic, original Sydney/Australia souveniers for those at home.
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