I’m not really one for going to flea markets to look at clothes, but I was positively surprised when I visited this one in Barcelona. Once a month people head down to plaza de Blanquerna to see what’s hot and what’s not. The setting – old half torn down buildings, basketball hoops, graffiti and tall fences – isn’t exactly what you’d call a perfect backdrop, but from an artistic point of view, it’s great! Not to mention some of the people that frequent this place – they’re walking fashion inspiration gurus….Though the most interesting for me was how a space like this, supposedly just a dump, can be utilized to create a dynamic frame for such a thing as a second hand marked. The climate, of course, plays an important role, but the people of Barcelona are so good at making use of their city; public spaces and abandoned places included.
My favourite part of the day; how some neighbour’s laundry almost perfectly blends in with the flea market.