There are plenty of reasons to walk down Crown Street on a Saturday: brunch catch-ups, shopping, gelato – and if you do it on the first Saturday of the month you can also pop into Shannon Reserve to fossick through these markets, which specialise in second-hand and recycled goods.
Browse the $5 rack at Not Too Shabby and pick up a fashion bargain, or find the perfect mid-century wooden coffee table at the Boneyard Retro Furniture. Several stalls have books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl: if you are looking for an LP by an obscure 1970s UK punk outfit you could be in luck. Carvings from Papua New Guinea feature at several antiques dealers, and there are handmade ceramics, honey and beeswax candles, polished stones, and cheap, stylish eyewear galore.
The event was set up in 1981 to enable locals on low incomes to supplement their earnings, and it shows. You would not expect to find a great gift here, but rather, that obscure item you didn’t know you needed till you saw it. And you most certainly won’t get much to eat: your only choice is gözleme.