What is a flea market?
The world around us Yuri Orlov Grandmaster 3 What is a flea market? Flea markets in Europe and Asia Over the past half century, the world has changed beyond recognition. Mars rovers study and send data from a distant mysterious star. The World Wide Web has entangled our blue planet. High-speed trains, as if coming out of fantastic blockbusters, create a picture of surrealism in the real world. Perhaps what really remained unchanged is the man himself. spirit of america, Shutterstock.com We, like many millennia ago, live in feelings: we suffer and rejoice, love and hate. And still bargaining. Indeed, despite the emergence of a huge number of different markets and malls, the desire to wander around the market, find something like that and bargain does not dry out. And evidence of this is flea markets in many countries that exist and are popular with both tourists and local residents. Yes, they will probably exist for a long time. At these bazaars, it is sometimes possible to purchase rare, unique things for nothing. Such as furniture and interior items, jewelry worn by great-great-grandmothers, or postcards dated to the “eleventh” century. Flea markets, so also called such markets from the English. “Flea markets” are popular in the world. There is even an online map on the Internet where the most popular of these markets are marked. After all, flea markets can be called open-air museums, since the presented products can tell about the history of the country. I suggest a walk through the famous flea markets. Perhaps we’ll find something interesting. We begin our journey through the street shopping markets with the famous “nomi no-iti”. You guessed it, it’s about Japan. Trading in open markets in the Land of the Rising Sun begins with the first rays of the daylight and continues in the dark. The oldest bazaar is considered Togo Shrine. It is also the most popular among visitors and the local population.
The market is located on the territory of the ancient temple – this is a feature of all Japanese flea markets. Goods are laid out in the gardens of the tomb of Admiral Togo Heihatiro, who commanded the Japanese fleet in the Russo-Japanese war. The choice is very diverse – from antique porcelain dolls and wedding kimonos to modern jewelry. Here you can find old scrolls with hieroglyphs and a fan, which is many, many years older than its mistress herself. It is impossible to pass by miniature netsuke and decorated with intricate inlay knives. Here everyone can buy something valuable for their collection – truly Japanese-style. You can visit such flea markets in Japan on the first, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. Many of us want to visit the places where the “Tales of the Vienna Woods” were first heard.
How many centuries have passed, and Strauss’ music continues to fascinate and excite, with the sounds of a wonderful waltz, exciting pictures of youth always arise. Austria is a wonderful country, and Vienna is a beautiful city, famous not only for its architecture, cultural heritage and Viennese cookies, but also for its bazaars. Vienna’s Christmas markets are world famous, as is the flea market in Am Hof. Which arose on this ancient place, when the reign of the Habsburgs began in 1280. The rulers of Austria settled in the residence Hofburg, which was located on the square Am Hof. For many years, the main fish market was located at this place: until the time when a new market appeared on the Danube Canal. Only then, trade in the old square of Am Hof changed the subject of goods. At a historical place, they began to sell works of art and other unique antiquities. The bazaar, which can be circumvented within an hour, is such a fascinating sight that viewing all the exhibited goods sometimes stretches for a whole day.
But for those who do not want to leave the treasures of antiquity, there is a market trading at night – Nacht Flohmarkt am Sudbahnhof. The night bazaar can be found at the South Station. The world is not only interesting, but also paradoxical. It would seem that can combine prestigious houses, colorful carnivals and a flea market? Answering this question is easy – Notting Hill. An area famous for its prestigious elite homes. Here is also the largest and most famous London market. It is in this place that one can meet purely English stiffness, bohemia and street style. This place is visited not only by collectors who come from all over the world in search of rarity, but also artists who sell paintings, as well as world famous sports or show business stars. After all, a hobby in England is highly valued, and collecting is even higher. Portobello, as this market is called, sells almost everything related to antiques: the rarest folios, records, antique china and delicate pastoral with a purely English landscape. Exclusive outfits are also sold here, which are very popular among fashionistas. It is impossible to get around all the world markets in a short period of time.