Monday 19 March 2012

Our World Tuesday - Abbotsford Convent

This weekend we went to a market at Abbotsford Convent. It’s no longer a convent as such and the buildings are slowly being renovated as art and community spaces.

There is a restaurant there where you pay what you think the meal is worth – there are no prices on the menus. It’s a great idea.

At present the whole space seems to hang between being fixed, and still needing a lot of love. I think I like it like that, it seems genuine, more real than some purpose built spaces that have an arts and community focus.

Perhaps unsurprisingly I concentrated (largely) on the parts of the building where the natural world had a toe hold - on in some places a whole foot!

Other people were taking big pictures of the whole buildings - but generally thats not what I tend to do.

There are markets for clothes and food here on weekends – if you ever get the chance you should come and visit!

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

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Enjoy the pictures.


  1. i do like those air ferns! :)

  2. Wonderful glimpses of the convent. Love the idea of paying what you think the meal is worth.

  3. Beautiful captures of a lovely convent. I, too, love the idea of paying what you think the meal is worth! You don't find places like that very often -- if at all these days! Have a great week, Stewart!


  4. An interesting idea to give a space like that a new identity! I like the perspective of the hallway.

  5. Fun tour Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Looks like an interesting place Stewart. Love the name of the restaurant!!! Being a vegetarian and a Mental As Anything fan, it's perfect!

  7. That looks like a really neat place!