Friday, 6 November 2015

The beach at Darwin, NT

I'm not wrapped in the beaches in Darwin but of course many people do like them. 
There is a market called Mindil Market or Mindil Beach Sunset Market which it is said to be a wonderful market.  Markets are not my 'thing'.
Sunsets are supposed to be lovely there too, but I didn't capture one.


The video is fast motion that goes for about 1 minute and 41 seconds.   It gives some idea of the size of the market.





The above is really nice with beautiful grounds to the sand and sea.


Mindil Beach


Part of the Park of where the market it held.

31 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures.
    Great with the wonderful trees and the clear blue sea.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks.
      The palm trees do look nice and I was surprised to see them there. The lawns were very green also which made for lovely setting.

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  2. My partner went to those markets. He said they were BIG, noisy, colourful and fun. He also thought they were surprisingly expensive.
    Loved looking out to sea in your photos. Thank you.

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    1. You are welcome.
      I can imagine the hustle and bustle of Mindil Markett, was peaceful when we were there as it wasn't market day..

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  3. Margaret the trees are very interesting. What species are they? What can I buy on the market
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    1. Those trees are palm trees Gosia, there are many kinds and varieties that will grow in the tropics.
      The market there sells most things, for eg, jewellery, food from many countries, books, fruit, paintings, candles and so on.

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  4. The quiet and solitude from your pictures , make a large contrasting with the bustle of the market.

    Kisses

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    1. Was very quiet when we were there that day, hardly anyone about.

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  5. Beaches always relax me. Top place.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. They say the sea can relax people. I like the sea, it fascinates me.

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  6. let's all hold our breaths until the tide comes in.

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  7. Hilarious video - never have I seen people move so fast!
    I was under the obvious false impression that Territorians were rather
    laid back - that mob were like frenzied ants - ha ha.
    I've also been told, like EC, that these markets are quite famous
    where darn near anything can be purchased.
    I don't believe I would go swimming at that beach - salt water
    crocs. have a habit of swimming around.
    Great report, Margaret.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. An ok videos, as it shows from commencement to the end. someone spent a fair bit of time getting it together.
      People do swim in there in summer with great care.
      Thanks.

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  8. I have fond memories of the sunset at Mindil Beach and got some great deals for tours at the market. There used to be a place where you could get reduced prices on tours leaving the following day as they were selling off any unsold seats.

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    1. Didn't realize that about tours, but it makes sense with a good place to sell.

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  9. The beaches in Darwin never tempted us either, although we did sit on Mindil Beach to watch the sunset and it did not disappoint. https://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2005/08/western-sky.html , complete with incorrect spelling of Mindil. The market was busy but overrated, I thought. Crowds of people attract more crowds of people. We left and went to the nearby casino and watched on the monster tv screen bombs going off all over London but we did not at that stage quite realise the significance of what we were watching.

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    1. It's nice to know someone thinks like me regarding the beaches up that way.
      Oh yes, I remember those bombings all over London..dreadful.

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  10. The park and the avenue of palms are both very nice. I didn't watch the video, I'm recovering from a migraine right now and a fast-paced video might just bring it back.

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    1. Much better. That video is amazing, a fast flowing river of people with little slower moving side eddies.

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  11. Margaret, I'm getting more and more "into" Australia, the more I read your blog! Someday ... sigh

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  12. Woo hoo! The monitor for our main computer has been replaced, and I can now see what is on the screen much better.

    Back before I became so sickly, I loved going around open markets like that to see what all was there. I seldom actually bought anything, though.

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    1. Well that's good news you can see the screen much better..
      Nice to browse at markets.

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  13. Such pretty beach/water. We are having a lot of rain here! Have a great day.

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  14. I've never physically seen the beaches of Darwin...but in my mind's eye I've always felt there was something bleak or sinister about them; perhaps "eerie" is a better description of my thoughts. It's difficult to explain.

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