Cornucopia of memories-The Dry Bridge Flea Market,Tbilisi

Tbilisi has its own share of  shopping malls and  bohemian art galleries.I was not keen on  visiting any .I had heard about the Dry Bridge  flea market  and  our host Teolina took us there.It  felt like we were in another era.This open air market has something for everyone.Antique jewellery,furniture,porcelain,silverware,vintage cameras,coins,sepia tinted family pictures,relics from the soviet era like medals,flags, military uniforms,portraits of Stalin ,Lenin  and bric- a- brac are displayed on the ground  or  wooden stands.Some  have kept their wares on car boots. Most of the sellers were  middle aged.This place  attracts a lot of tourists and even if you are not buying anything it is interesting to take a walk  through the past.

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THE DRY BRIDGE

 

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BRAND NEW SCISSORS !

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LORD HANUMAN AMONG THE RELICS-I AM SURE HE DID NOT COME FROM THE SOVIET UNION

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There is a park near by  where    nonprofessional  as well as well known artists display  and sell their paintings.

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I AM HERE

We bought a pair of traditional drinking horns known as Kantsi.I would have liked to spend  more time out there .Kitsch,vintage or antique there is something    about this place   that attracts people.

I still wonder  whose precious companion  this baby doll was.

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