If you've been following me on Instagram
for a while, or alternatively if you know me outside cyberspace, you probably
have already heard about my lovely new beauty.
I got her during my lovely short
vacation in Berlin, a film Olympus Pen E-3 camera from the 1970s (great great great grannie from my current camera crush the Olympus Pen E-PL7), which my dad
and I couldn't resist. And to top it all off, double frame, can’t wait to
develop the rolls I’ve already finished. There’s something about old film
cameras that can’t be compared…the magic of those faded prints, that’s how I
imagine a memory would look like if we could get them printed from our brains.
Anyhow, I’ll stop rambling now and let you
in on this so you can make your own discoveries. This finding came among many
many more we scored during our morning stroll through the Berliner Mauerpark Fleamarket.
Yes, yes, you heard right, the Mauerpark Fleamarkt, so popular
it has its own website. Despite its popularity and fame, it is undoubtedly a
vintage-shopping lover's dream come true, heaven on earth for the people
watcher, or just a place to hang out and experience some of Berlin’s finest for
the bored tourist. It's home to hundreds of different stalls, offering all
sorts of amazing (and not so amazing too) products, from cameras and books, to
military jackets and hats, to home-made jams and confitures (which you can
usually taste...for free of course!). Furniture, records, handcrafted notepads,
clothes, anything, you name it, they have it…somewhere. All you have to do is
immerse yourself and find it.
This one specially, made me think of Alice in Wonderland, this is how i'd imagine the table set at the tea party, don't you agree??
Our lovely morning passed by strolling
around the fleamarket adoring hand-carved wooden chairs and china vases.
Reminiscing about years past among piles and piles of cassettes. Laughing at
old comic books and cheesy romantic novels. People watching, taking pictures on nautical themed mirrors (Wishlist!), and of course buying our super Olympus PEN E-3 camera!
And to top it all off the weather
was on our side (meaning, no rain for once!). What else could anyone ask for? So, afterwards we headed for lunch
at the (in)famous Curry 36, known to be the best Currywurst in
Berlin (they also offer organic and veggie wurst), and recommended by a couple of friends, before continuing with our explorative endeavours.
The Berliner Mauerpark Fleamarket opens
every Sunday (year round) from 8AM to 6PM, and can be reached easily by taking
the U-Bahn number 8 to Bernauer Straße, or the U-2 to Eberswalder Straße and then from either a short
stroll through some trully amazing streetart,
or, alternatively, by taking the tram number 10 to
Wolliner Straße. It can't be missed, and there is a variety of lunch options
within a few seconds walk if you happen to get hungry.
Oh and I almost forgot, where do I have my
head lately, the Berliner Mauerpark Fleamarkt is also meeting point for all
sorts of creative and interesting people. Don't be surprised if you suddenly
run into a flirting robot
or a singer-songwriter showcasing their latest
or Lino Modica
. And your visit wouldn't be complete without a Hare Krishna group
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