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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Flea market

Sunday's bike ride and photo expedition took us to the flea market at the Porte de Montreuil on the eastern border of Paris. You can buy tools, bicycle parts, and kitchen supplies here. In fact, you can find everything from lingerie to surplus army helmets. And since the market caters to arabic-speaking buyers and sellers, you can find a full range of dresses and headcoverings.
Need an old film camera? A calculator? Or a pair of shoes? One-stop shopping here.
There is an element of sadness about the market as people scratch among the discounted and discarded articles.
But these smiles were genuine.

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