29/05/2011 § Leave a comment
Before I left for Berlin I asked my friend Dan [who had lived there for a few months] for some recommendations. One of his “musts” was the Mauerpark flea market on Sundays. We made sure to head there just after breakfast and it was definitely an experience. It’s huge [!!] and you can find almost anything there, from old cameras, to clothes, jewellery, furniture and even gas masks. It was a really cool mix between old and new.. I probably could have spent a lot but I resisted and settled for a cute pendant made from an illustration from an antique book. If you’re ever visiting Berlin, go! [but go early, it gets busy]
I found the last photo kind of sad in a way. One man had three boxes like that full of old black and white photos of people, places, families, portraits.. pretty much everything. It’s interesting to see where people’s memories end up… and although they were intriguing, it would have felt wrong to buy them.