Novopodrezkovo Flea Market visit

It’s there! Real!! Huge!!! Cheap!!!! Mostly 70s and 80s. Some pre-war and even pre-revolution stuff. flea_market_novopodrezkovo_viewNovopodrezkovo is the closest approximation of the old Lianozovo where we were selling off some of our possessions in 1980 in preparation for a move to Canada. Among many delights for a nostalgic ageing loser this market has as laidback of an atmosphere as one can find in generally tense and aggressive Russia.A gentle Only one pushy seller! Out of hundreds!! Only one lady swore at me for not moving fast enough. No one objected to Alexandra with her camera. Definitely not 2013 Moscow.

As usual, Alexandra beat me in putting together a report >> It is in Russian but images tell the story.

ANYBODY HIRING ME FOR AN AIRPORT RIDE CAN REQUEST A COMPLIMENTARY TOUR OF THE MARKET! IT IS ACTIVE ON WEEKENDS, THE EARLIER THE BETTER.

My two acquisition where a proper (gold nib, iridium point) 50s fountain pen that came back to life when soaked in vodka for half an hour, and

fountain_pena old-style hat on seeing which the little Theo call me “Ashot the Gazel driver”. “Ashot” is a typical Armenian name while Gazel is a small truck favoured by small traders, and ashots typically run small stores and factories and use Gazels. Older Ashots always have something on their heads when in public. Suppose he is right.

pashas_new_hatAlexandra’s photos with my comments will soon be posted here. For now see her story >>

 

 


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