10 Mar 2020


If ever one day you visit Brussels, don't forget to visit it's flea market which is something typical and special.

This popular flea market is the only market in the world open seven days a week, 365 days a year. With more than 500 stalls and shops, you can find a huge selection of bric-a-brac, vintage furniture and retro d├ęcor pieces. There is even a regular stall that sells spare chandelier parts. The traders are often the same and a man near the church sells vintage hand bags, suitcases and typewriters.

On the right side of the Palais de justice (Justice palace) which sits on a hill, is an elevator who brings you down to the "Marolles" district.

The elevator

Inside the cabin you have a wonderful view on Brussels

Looking down to the "Marolles" it seems quite high !

a funny statue greets you

Houses with funny wall paintings

Cafes where you can sit, drink your beer and observe the people

From false teeth to mink coats you find everything here

The architecture in this area is very beautiful too

You can read more about the fleamarket here in my Countries & Cities Blog

more participants here


Penelope Notes said...

What a fantastic place with an abundance of many things! The pictures you took capture the imagination and could inspire a curious storyteller to write many an interesting tale. From pipes to paintings to mannequins, humankind seems driven to produce and create like no other creature on earth.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful views from up high.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed the street views of Brussels, especially the birds eye view from the elevator. I'd love to visit.

Photo Cache said...

Brussels is in my list.

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Lady Fi said...

Wonderful shots.

Klara said...

hi Gattina, I haven't been there for a while, it's time to revisit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish ....(you know what I wish!). (The saddest words are “it might have been.” ). Oh well, I am glad for what we did see.