|photo by Olikau|
Night markets have always been my favorite settings in fantasy novels. The bazaars are full of wonderful things and terrible things, sometimes all wrapped up in one. The markets are brimming with promise and the heroine always find something momentous there though it's usually not what she needs and rarely ever what she wants.
I've always wanted it to be real.
Turns out, it is.
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The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a floating night market, Lost Horizon. Some have claimed it's based on Neil Gaiman's Floating Market in Neverwhere. The bazaar rolls up to a predetermined illicit location like abandoned lots or side streets in rented moving trucks and attendance is by invitation only. The trucks cum market stalls are part performance art, part celebrations of hedoism. Some stalls offer elaborate games, others food, and others more base entertainment like smashing delicate items to pieces.
|The Mac and Attitude truck. Photo by Mr. Nightshade|
And if anyone associated with the Lost Horizon Night Market is listening, I'd like to be invited please. Don't make a girl beg.