we found these letters in the parking lot of market hall, an open-air dining, retail and fun-spot that has just opened in our community. no one, it seemed, had any idea what to expect from market hall as it was being built. it turns out to be a pretty nice addition to the area--especially because it now houses the hercules farmer's market on saturday afternoons.
we've been over several times to play at the (small) playground, get an organic latte (or two) and play bocce ball (though the balls were mysteriously missing--next time we'll bring our own). what i like most is the subtle sustainable vibe of the place: vintage airstream trailers, succulent gardens, faux grass on the concert lawn and retail shops made out of abandoned shipping containers. the oversized letters from the hudson and lucy photo-op above were handcrafted out of sheet metal--one of many works by local artisans. perhaps my favorite little addition is a fence covered in antique metal tools. i'm hoping to do a bit of copy-cating soon on one of our fences at home.
now, if only we could get the mobile food vendors to sell better, more sustainable food. the "slow food, fast" kind of thing. or am i hoping for too much?