Monday, May 25, 2009

Car Boot Sale

Special Price For You My Friend

There was a car boot sale in Tungelsta on Sunday. Equipped with a cheap point and shoot camera, and no money to speak off, I walked over to the gravel pitch at the school for a look around. The place was filled with a mix of professional traders and locals trying to sell everything from books, vinyl records and DVDs to household appliances and clothing for the young and old. And much more. The soccer club were grilling hot dogs for the hungry. I had my eyes open for an old camera, but couldn't find one. I met a few familiar faces among the traders, including Karin who you can see in the collage. She's the young woman holding the baby in her arms. I have previously photographed her dad the architect. A while later I noticed a woman with a dog and I asked her for a photo. She turned out to be an artist. I also talked to an acquaintance who pointed to the clear blue sky as he was saying that at least the weather is nice, and as always happen when you do something stupid like that, it started to rain a few minutes later and a lot of people left. Luckily the rain stopped and the skies cleared up again so the haggling and bargaining was still going on when I headed for home.

10 comments:

Jacob said...

Now that looks like a lot of fun. It appears less organized and "profession" than some of our "flea markets" here.

I love to look through all the junk even if I don't find what I want or anything I want to buy.

Great photos, Steffe...with that "cheap" point and shooter!

That is the chicken said...

Wonderful. I always love watching people at these kins of sales...we have garage sales in North America...same thing just all the junk from one family on sale in their garage...I should post a photo!

PurestGreen said...

I love the woman in the hat - she's divine. Even in those shoes.

Vogon Poet said...

I like these markets, only pros here and almost the same stuff every time. But you can look and 'point and shoot', as our friend Steffe has done so well here.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i have not heard of this. sounds like there would be some intriguing people and unusual items for sale

cieldequimper said...

Cool shots! It's been ages since I've been to a car boot sale, I need to go more often!

Tinsie said...

I love taking pictures at car boot sales more than I like shopping :-)

Rob said...

Hey Steffe! Nice composition. Got a flea market around the corner as well, and there always seems to be a big bustle, quite a lot of fun.

Steffe said...

Thanks all. Watching people is what I do. I prefer that to shopping anytime, anywhere, so I guess we can agree that that's how to do it Tinsie! The photos were ok. I was surprised that the panorama worked so well.

KARIN said...

The young woman with the baby says hi! Thanks for a nice chat - and for the "preview" at flickr yesterday evening too. I drove home afterwards with that nice feeling of joy that you get from throwing out the gravel and keeping the gold (and I don´t refer to money)! Doing a lot of that, whole year around.