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September 3, 2007
From journal An Update on Eastern Market
Washington, District of Columbia
July 13, 2004
The parking lot is full of local artisans’ tents and tables, each selling different merchandise every week. Here you can find anything from custom picture frames and antique tables to handmade paper and bracelets.
The sidewalk is covered with vendors who have the freshest flowers and fruits from the surrounding area. In the summer, make sure to get some fresh Georgia peaches. Warmed by the sun, eating one while looking around the rest of the market is the best way to start the weekend!
Take your time, walk around and browse throughout the neighborhood. During warmer months, those lucky enough to live near the Market will have yard sales and children will have lemonade stands. On 6th and 7th Streets, local musicians are often found entertaining shoppers and locals who are sipping coffee on front stoops and greeting friends. Not a typical tourist attraction, but near main attractions like the Smithsonian, this is wonderful way to spend some time on a summer day!
To get there: Take the Blue or Orange Metro line to the Eastern Market stop; you can’t miss the street-fair atmosphere which will surround you!
From journal Life in the District