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La Brocante


“Brocante” in French means “Flea market”,
so it’s obvious to everybody
what the subject of this gallery is by now.

Flea markets are places where some people go to buy,
at rather expensive price,
useless objects, which other people have been happy to get rid of…
The amusing side of this matter is that often,
the people who wanted to empty their closets and their attics
from a lot of old stuff,
are the same who come to Flea markets to buy
other equally useless old items,
which had belonged to others.
And the dealers, who put them on sale,
are the same people who had been paid to take away
all what encumbered, caves trunks and cupboards.
A surrealistic ballet of trades, which we might see as a social metaphor,
if we were in a sociological mood,
but we are not, are we?

So let’s simply consider Flea markets as a place to stroll quickly
looking more at the intriguing people we can meet there,
rather than looking for an impossible good bargain.

Sometimes it can even be pleasant…
“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.” ~Oscar Wilde~



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A sober dress very suitable for winter...
A sober dress very suitable for winter...
There is competition among the street vendors of hot soup...
There is competition among the street vendors of hot soup...
Hot soup and red wine to keep the vendors warm...
Hot soup and red wine to keep the vendors warm...
Roasted chestnuts anyone?
Roasted chestnuts anyone?
The old pirate who grilled sausages...
The old pirate who grilled sausages...
Soup & Pastries....
Soup & Pastries....
The shy  lady who sold gingerbread houses...
The shy lady who sold gingerbread houses...
Merry vendors in seasonal mood
Merry vendors in seasonal mood
The customer....
The customer....
The blues of blue knickknacks...
The blues of blue knickknacks...
Pseudo-Peruvian vendor of second-hand teddy-bears…
Pseudo-Peruvian vendor of second-hand teddy-bears…
Once upon a time two soldiers....
Once upon a time two soldiers....
Open air den...
Open air den...
And sometimes a good find....
And sometimes a good find....
Invitation...
Invitation...
Full comfort bench...
Full comfort bench...
Slightly worn out open-air living room...
Slightly worn out open-air living room...
Crowd...
Crowd...
Flea market with a view
Flea market with a view
A broad choice of...useless nice little items!
A broad choice of...useless nice little items!
Looking through
Looking through
The scale
The scale
Searching....
Searching....
Open air living room
Open air living room
What is he looking for?
What is he looking for?
The choice....
The choice....
Every single item has a story to tell...
Every single item has a story to tell...
Flea market atmosphere....
Flea market atmosphere....
Who owned all that stuff? Why did they sell all away? Who will buy that?
Who owned all that stuff? Why did they sell all away? Who will buy that?
The lady in blue sells pottery....
The lady in blue sells pottery....
Cats don't care for soup...
Cats don't care for soup...
Passage to India...
Passage to India...
Indonesian second hand dream
Indonesian second hand dream
If you want to be successful in your flea market business….
If you want to be successful in your flea market business….
A Flea Market dealer must not be necessarily also a good gardener...
A Flea Market dealer must not be necessarily also a good gardener...
The bottle of mineral water is not a second-hand one...
The bottle of mineral water is not a second-hand one...
Outfit for Summer Valkyrie
Outfit for Summer Valkyrie
Red is the colour
Red is the colour
This flea market dealer must be a pirate...
This flea market dealer must be a pirate...
Just a lace curtain...
Just a lace curtain...
A deserved break and a glass of wine...
A deserved break and a glass of wine...
Please, sit down...
Please, sit down...
Are you sure, darling, to know what is it for???
Are you sure, darling, to know what is it for???
I have done this job for nearly all my life, Madam...
"I have done this job for nearly all my life, Madam..."
It's difficult resisting the subtle charm of superfluous...
It's difficult resisting the subtle charm of superfluous...
The old Teddy, which nobody wanted
The old Teddy, which nobody wanted
Mirror, mirror...
Mirror, mirror...
A satisfied flea market dealer...
A satisfied flea market dealer...
All & Nothing
All & Nothing
The choice
The choice
Baby Pirate
Baby Pirate
Who wants to take home....
Who wants to take home....
The dresser on the dam
The dresser on the dam
Open air space...
Open air space...
The old gentleman , who didn't know to run a risk..
The old gentleman , who didn't know to run a risk..
Lamps
Lamps
Ali Baba's teapot
Ali Baba's teapot