Monday, 3 January 2011

Barcelona ~ Markets

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My Barcelona trip was marketed as 'Barcelona Christmas Markets' but I have to say I was a little disappointed with the actual Christmas market. Despite it being set in front of the very beautiful cathedral, there was a lot of repetition between the stalls with a lot of them selling much the same (see below). I was overjoyed however, to unexpectedly find my favourite kind of market, the flea-market (see above). The stalls were beautifully set out and were a magpie's dream. The goods were of course expensive but the quality and variation were quite impressive.

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49 comments:

  1. Where was the flea market in Barca? Don't remember seeing it when I was there!

    Beautiful photos as ever

    xx

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  2. Fantastic photos...Nothing I like better than a flea market. Not many around here.
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  3. So pretty - I really want that type writer! x

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  4. What beautiful finds! I especially love all the vintage cameras, what a dream!

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  5. I live in Barcelona and see the markets all the time. It was refreshing to see your beautiful photos and be reminded of the precious details that exist in my city.

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  6. Wow! Amazing the Flea Market! A lot of beauty things!! Did you buy something?? I think I couldn't stop shopping...

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  7. this is amazing. I love your pictures, they are so different.
    xxx

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  8. That flea market looks like a treasure trove! I can only imagine the wonderful things you could find there! You are so lucky to travel so much! xx

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  9. Beautiful photos, a lot of people I know have said that about Christmas Markets and have been disappointed bu them, so I'm glad that you found this one instead - did you buy anything there? x

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  10. Love this place - it's the one by the strange roundabout, right? Every time I go, I fall in love with something large/breakable and curse myself

    Happy new year Paula! xx

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  11. Beautiful pictures, I love going to markets, especially when abroad! The stuff is 'usually' so different from what you find at home! I went to Barcelona in Summer 2009 and am so desperate to go back again, it's such an amazing city =)

    Hannah xx

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  12. The flea market looks gorgeous! We have lots in Paris but they're so flipping expensive I have yet to buy anything there. Ah well...!

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  13. I love having a good mooch around flea markets. Great photography yet again! x

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  14. How incredible! i want to delve into your photographs and go exploring!

    Olivia xx

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  15. Ooh, that flea market looks incredible! I never got a chance to visit any when I was in Barcelona. I do have the same problem with most Christmas markets though (overly commercialised and repetitive). It's what I miss most about Germany, as few other countries seem to have a good selection.

    Hope you have a very happy new year :)

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  16. Ooooh, wonderful photos!

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  17. oh, you take such a beautiful photos.. that's why i keep coming back of what's something new you see on your side of the world. :)

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  18. The flea market looks stunning! Christmas markets I often find a bit disappointing but anything selling old and vintage brick-a-brack is perfect for me!

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  19. The flea market looks like a treasure trove- did you manage to purchase anything exciting?

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  20. Such great photos, I love all of the treasures from the flea market.

    Just came across your blog, it is beautiful!

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  21. What visually rich flea market finds. You, like Making Magique, need to publish a coffee table book of your photos someday! Too bad the flea market was expensive; I was hoping you'd find a suitcase full of treasures to bring home.

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  22. Such a shame the Christmas market was disappointing but glad you found something better to look at. I love browsing flea markets too.

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  23. wow, great snaps! I'm going to Barcelona in February, i cannot wait. It looks fabulous x

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  24. Lovely blog and graphics!!

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  25. oh the beautiful tins are my favourite!

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  26. Beautiful images. I have a dressing table set like that in the first pic - inherited from my granny and much loved. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  27. Hola Paula,
    I am glad you liked Barcelona - next time you're around let me know and I'll give you some vintage shopping tips.
    Happy new year, my dear:)

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  28. so many wonderful things! That flea market looks like a great one, want to fill my house with treasures like that.

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  29. gorgeous photos as always. I adore the vintage market in the square in the gothic quarter ( i wonder if that is where you took these photos) and have fallen in love with many treasures there...often way too expensive- a beautiful illustrated set of playing cards, old vogue covers and keys!!katie.xxx
    fashion clocked

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  30. how did i miss this when i was there?! beautifulllll pics!

    xoxo Haleigh

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  31. i love christmas markets they make me happy :)
    I loved the ones in Rome when I was there

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    xoxo
    summer

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  32. I love the photos! I'd love to visit a flea-market like that!

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  33. Great pictures here- and really lovely hairbrush!

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  34. Your blog is my very favorite. Thank you for always posting such beautiful pictures!

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  35. I don't know how you managed to leave without buying the whole market clean!

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  36. wowww! authentic collection!!! so nice =))

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  37. MY EYES MY EYES!! Those goodies are all so lovely!

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  38. thanks everyone! so sorry (again) for the late reply!

    alice - quite near to la rambla

    martini, kate, fashion junkie - i could quite easily have bought LOADS!! but due to breakables/budget etc, i bought only the little pink seahorse in the 18th pic :-)

    jenny - i wish i had thought to contact you before i went!!

    jessica - thank you so much!!

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  39. this is the most visual post i think i have ever seen, every pic is bursting with something different to look at. great stuff! quite a good find then

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  40. Looks quite like antique paradise through your lense, dear.

    Have a happy new year, by the way.

    Love, Dotti

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  41. Wow, this looks lovely! I wish I were there!!!! x

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  42. Ah, I adore ancient glass and prett decanters. Would so loved to have been there - prancing around at that market. Have a sweet weekend. And I am smitten with your painterly pictures above.

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  43. Wow, it's really interesting to see what goes on in winter, I've only ever been in summer. Lovely market, I hope you found something nice as a keepsake. x Happy New year too!

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  44. I don't think I could ever go to Barcelona because I would max out the weight I can bring home in a suitcase. I love all those lil items from the flea markets, especially the old cameras!! Beautiful!! =)

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  45. I love to see these pictures from Barcelona! I sort of live there part time, but not as much as I'd like, and love seeing it on other blogs. That market is definitely cute. : )

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