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14th December 2015

In short… Szabadság Híd (Liberty Bridge), river front, Grand Market Hall, Dohány St. Synagogue and the Raumbach Sebestyen St. Synagogue (which is in a state of disrepair)

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Alive and Well

… after The Vienna Incident… and playing with puppets at a market.  

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Cameras at the Flea Market

Cameras, a photo by Szia!_Steph! on Flickr. The guy at this stall was interested in my camera (a Fujifilm X10) as it looks not too dissimilar to these ones! He asked if it was a Leica…. as if I have … Continue reading

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Flea Market Treasure Hunt

Flea Market Treasure Hunt

I paid about $36AUD for a tiny vintage tin, a huge old key and two very old brooches. The old guy and I bartered using a calculator, after I told him, “nem beszélek Magyarul” (I don’t speak Hungarian), and then he kept talking to me in Hungarian… Turns out I really *don’t* speak it, he realised, so we used the calculators to come to an agreement.
The market is full of the usual stuff – people flogging of electrical goods, mobile phone covers, second-hand shoes and clothes, old postcards, jewellery, watches, Russian cameras, cheap imports, army badges, Soviet-era pins/badges, old photos, tins (TINS! I COULD HAVE BOUGHT SO MANY BEAUTIFUL TINS!!… but alas, how to send them home?), metal make-up compacts with disintegrating powder-puffs still inside, porcelain figurines, 1970s ice-skates and roller-skates, carved wooden Scottish Terrier dogs and other assorted oddities.
We got there at about 9.45am and it took about an hour and a half to walk around and browse. We skipped some stalls.
More info on the Petofi Csarnok Flea Market here: http://www.bolhapiac.com/foreign/index.ws

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