03 May 2008

Brocante


In Menton, May 1st doesn't only mean the day we give Lily of the Valley for luck (see yesterday's post) - it's also the day of the big Brocante organised by the Lions Club of Menton. Each year it gets bigger and bigger with more and more stalls, not just here - by the Bastion - but throughout the town. By the port, in the side streets, outside the market - hundreds of stalls and thousands of visitors.


Come and spend a few days with me as we explore the wonders to be found as we search the stalls and meet some of the characters. Don't you just love flea markets?

16 comments:

  1. Hi Jilly - am back from Lae and doing a quick visit before bed.

    Love all your posts this week and yes I do love flea markets and 2nd hand shops!!!!

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  2. Anonymous03 May, 2008

    This looks like it would be fun to explore and see the state of the arts and flea markets in Menton.

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  3. I had a sausage today from the Lions Club bbq stall.

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  4. Fela markets are something i desperately miss, well markets in general. Nothing like having a leisurely mooch through the stalls And hoefull finding the kind of print you have in your photo. Wonderful.

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  5. I love flea markets! I didn't know they were called that everywhere though! In California, we called them "swap meets".

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  6. I could hold a flea market in my shed, Jilly. There's a little bit of everything, even halters for draft horses!
    Lovely pic of the painting.

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  7. Oh yes, I love flea market. Sometimes I hope to find something that I been looking for a long time.

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  8. I love flea markets! I have the sinking feeling though that I would find more interesting treasures at yours! You make me wish I were there!

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  9. I am crossed in Menton this week.

    Really the most beautiful city of the coast.

    And the old Menton in the heights is extraordinary.

    I had forgotten the name of Milou
    ; - (
    Damage

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  10. Yes! I'm coming with you!

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  11. Oh, how fun! I'd love to visit. My grandson gave me a "May" basket of flowers yesterday.

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  12. Oh, could I spend hours at a place like that. You are lucky.

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  13. I would absolutely love this! Great photos ... amazing, really!

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  14. The frame is probably more valuable than the painting. :-)

    I actually know people who go to flea markets and street fairs to buy old paintings just for the frames.

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  15. If you stuck "Cezanne" on this it would be worth 40m euros, even if it was an early work and not well considered. Of course it isn't Cezanne and I'm not suggesting it is, but the borderline between "Art" as in the artmarket and paintings which we like is always amusing. I've picked up a few paintings at flea markets which give me so much pleasure - I like them, they encapsulate an artists ideas and thoughts and are irreproducible

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  16. Nathalie04 May, 2008

    You're right, we're posting on the same theme today!

    What a clever shot! We get to see the local scenery through an artist's eyes. I love it!

    (and yes, I LOVE flea markets)

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