A day at the Negreni annual flea market - Romania
Flea markets are always interesting affairs, with junk and treasures presented side by side, sold and sifted through by all sorts of interesting characters. So when I was told about Transylvania's annual regional flea market in Negreni, I jumped at the chance to visit on its busiest day.
Considered by many as one of the last remaining traditional flea markets in the region, it was packed full of everything you could imagine plus a whole lot more that you couldn't. From the ‘second hand’ machinery, to the communist era trinkets and home wares, to some of the most bizarre taxidermy I've ever seen, there was something for everyone.
And, it seemed that everyone had indeed come, whether to find a bargain, seek out some treasure or just soak up the incredible atmosphere and eat the delicious street food on offer, people had travelled from far and wide to be there. After all, where else can you buy a musket, a new pair of shoes and a stuffed fox with a satchel for less than the price of a Nando's?