Some years ago, I stayed in Florence, Italy. I would get up early and wander down the road to the Central Market [Mercato Centrale] in order to buy a good espresso and also take photographs. I find markets fascinating and this is one of the best. The range and quality of the food on sale is second to none – what I would give to be able to shop there every week! Towards the end, there are some pictures of a flea market I came across as I walked the other side of the river Arno.
The pictures are a study of the colours, objects and people, because of course there is constant movement and constant trading. I shall not make a note against every photo this time. Also, these were all taken on a little point and shoot camera, great for immediate pictures. Note that my new large format of image doesn’t work here because these were small to start with, so small they will sadly stay!
…..and now the flea market: