Monday, April 8, 2013

Naschmarkt Flea market [whatever happened to Pop art]


“Flea-Market vendors are frozen mid-haggle. Middle-aged women are frozen in the middle of their lives. The gavels of frozen judges are frozen between guilt and innocence. On the ground are the crystals of the frozen first breaths of babies, and those of the last gasps of the dying.”
( Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close )

If you’re a treasure hunter, an antiques enthusiast or if you’re just looking for something but you have no idea what exactly, explore one of the best flea markets in Europe: Flohmarkt (the german word for “flea market”). Surrounded by beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, it’s situated near the Naschmarkt.

Every Saturday, you can wander around in search of old furniture, books, vintage clothes, paintings, vinyl records, ancient electrical goods, old postcards, ornaments, carpets and…magnificent junk.

It’s a marvelous place…and haunting at the same time. It makes your heart beat faster as you might have the feeling of traveling back in time.

The display of objects is quite unique, as you’ll see in the photos I’ve taken, and through the gazing eyes of the art dealers, your senses can be awakened!

Je vous invite! :)




















2 comments:

  1. Well observed, great pictures!

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  2. I'm glad you like them :) Thank you!

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