I’ve always had a soft spot for “market towns”. Full of independent retailers and the heart of communities with a treasure trove of happenings. They may not be hip and happening places but they have a resilience that keeps them alive. Our local town, Upper Hutt has all you might need day to day but doesn’t rest on its laurels. If you dig deep there is a thriving arts, culture and sports scene happening. Most of which passes me by. I am however a great advocate and supporter of our farmers market that continues to go from strength to strength. When I popped down last weekend I noticed something new in the street where the market is held and vowed to come back and take a photograph. This is one of several sculptures around Upper Hutt which is undergoing an upgrade right now. Couldn’t find out more about this work but will update when I do.
I think it’s quite cool – it’s definitely an attraction right now. As people walking past stop to admire, touch and mimic the sculpture.