Marchés aux puces dans le monde
T’is the season for flea markets again! … Of course we all know the ones of Vanves and Saint-Ouen in Paris, possibly that of le Sablon in Brussels, Portobello Road in London, Porta Portese in Rome, sung by Baglioni, the Rastro in Madrid but the list can go on. Why not take advantage of the three-day weekends in May to go check out the other great capitals? This guide lists 40 flea markets, from the Flohmarkt in Viena where Empress Sissi’s cocaine syringe was recently dug up, to the Toji temple in Kyoto, rich in kimonos and paper lanterns. In between the two we can also look into the Monastiraki in Athens, Waterloopplein in Amsterdam, the Garage in New York or la Lagunilla in Mexico City. Azulejos in Lisbon, cabin trunks in Geneva, siphons and canes with knobs in Buenos Aires: isn’t this cosmopolitism divine?
• Marchés aux puces dans le monde by Francisca Matteoli, Fizzi publishing house, 2009, 192 p., 22 €, ISBN : 978-2-35336-0147
Review published in the newsletter #126 - from 26 March 2009 to 1 April 2009