FLEA MARKETS |  Seville | Calle Feria

FLEA MARKETS | Seville | Calle Feria

Sevilla flea market_Sevilla_Spain Every flea market has a personality.  Having shopped in flea markets all over the world, so you'd think they would all start to look the same to me. In fact, many of the objects for sale are so clearly identifiable with their location. Seville was no exception. I took a side trip to Seville from Madrid, making sure to catch a train that would get me there early on a Thursday morning. Every Thursday morning, the flea market takes over Calle Feria. It was my first stop in Seville. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain This is a colorful market, with clues to the Spanish traditions of Seville. Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain Seville flea market_Seville_Spain There were some colorful characters, too. I love these faces. Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain   The market sprawled into a square, its contents spread out on the ground, and on tables, aptly covered with red linens. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Sevilla Flea Market_Sevilla_Spain Flouncy flamenco dresses hung on racks. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Antiques were laid out next to, well, non-antiques. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Seville flea market_Seville_Spain I didn't buy anything that day, but came away with a bounty of treasured photographs. A shapely vintage fan . . . Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Angels and saints lying still next to each other. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Vibrant lustreware bowls and pitchers . . . a feast for the eyes. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain A collection of shapely, but tarnished, vessels grouped together. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain An ancient painting, torn from its frame - the colors still glorious. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain Antiquated books atop a dilapidated barber's chair.  (Did the chair once belong to the "Barber of Seville?") Seville flea market_Seville_Spain And finally, the most charming find of the day - a tiny, baby-faced, bride and groom; the bride is still holding her bouquet. Seville flea market_Seville_Spain The flea market was a perfect introduction to Seville - to its spirit, and colors, and traditions. I couldn't wait to see the rest of the city. Seville Flea Market Calle Feria, Alameda Hercules Thursdays, 7 am - 3 pm
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