This weekend saw the massive flea market that takes place every year in Lille.
Known as "La Braderie", it is quite simply a monumental event - I have never seen or experienced anything quite like it! Street upon street is literally dripping in vendors offering everything from the bathroom sink to a can of baked beans.
Having just got back, here are some pictures from La Braderie 2010!
(for some reason, my photos are in reverse order, but enjoy them anyway!)
|There is one menu this weekend - piles and piles of them!|
|As you can tell - I like signs!|
|Early Sunday morning - about 7am. Only way to beat the crowds.|
|Looking for a tailors dummy? I've got five!|
|Surely worth buying simply to get about - its so huge!|
|When in Rome... ;)|
|Photo was taken about 9.30pm - selling still goes on.|
|Taken about 9pm - the market almost becomes a carnival|
|Spot the word!|
|Spot of site seeing!|
|So busy - it was quite hard to see the stands!|
|This photo was taken on a quiet street!|
|This button seller had travelled from Paris.|
|Typical market items for sale|
|Breakfast comes in many forms!|
|Early Saturday morning - we're off and running!|