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