zondag 1 september 2013

Braderie de Lille

Went yesterday with Bieb and daughter to the Braderie de Lille in France. Europe's greatest brocante market on the weekend with the first sunday in September. Yes it was very crowded as you can see here. The smoke came from all the barbecues preparing food the whole day long. If you are by car the nearest parking place is 15 km away because every free space is reserved months before. We took the bus, a three hour ride from Almere to Lille especially for this occasion starting at 6.45 AM en going back 7.30 PM.

The most merchandise is french of course.

I especially liked the Jielde lamps but the asking price I didn't found realistic.

It was no point to get a complete furnishing with accompanying paintings for a reasonable price. The real point is how to get it home. Tomorrow some more impressions.



7 opmerkingen:

  1. These are all excellent shots! Because of the way you captured the lighting the first photo it is my favourite.

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  2. I can almost here the noise in the first photo! Certainly a wonderful day out but as you say - how to carry such goods home again...

    Thanks for your input on today's post. I have slightly adjusted the text for easier reading.

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  3. Very cool shots. Love the rust throughout the second one, and the first, with those sunrays, is terrific.

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  4. A flea market is my idea of heaven. Hadn't heard of this one. Your information is now branded on my brain.

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  5. Lucky you , who can just go there.. I love this atmosphere.

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  6. Must have been an amazing scene, but I think the crowds would have made me a nervous wreck - not to mention the prices as you imply.

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  7. The light in the first picture is cracking - not an effect you see very often.

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