in which we go to a flea market that does not sell fleas
We began our first Sunday morning away from home in Paris with a visit to Porte de Vanves. Porte de Vanves is a flea market open only on Sundays. Although I was assigned to research on Italian places, I couldn’t resist taking a peek at what Paris had to offer. I was pleased to see that we would be around for this.
We didn’t really know how to get there from the station, but we noticed a steady stream of people going in one direction, so we followed them, et voila! We found the flea market!
The market has a fascinating mix of offerings, from furniture to vintage trinkets like these rubber stamps. I guess, as they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. I imagine it would be a much more exciting experience if I were someone who just moved to Paris in search of better furniture. As a visitor, I only had room (and funds) for small items.
There was a fun mix of jewelry, old photos and vintage bottles and such. I got the blue and yellow ring in the picture above. See if you can spot it. :)
We had to leave because the market closes at 12:30, after which we tried to go to the Catacombs, which was unfortunately closed because of some problems. We didn’t want to risk being stuck underground, so we went to the Centre Georges Pompidou, which had a Richter exhibit up.
It was a pretty long day, but here’s just a peek of our morning! We’re currently in Florence now, which is sort of the middlemark of our trip. For the record, I think I love it in Firenze the most.