Â A friend and I made our way on a cold Saturday afternoon to a brocante right off of Republique near rue de Temple. It turned out to be huge, circling around a square and a covered market and up and down streets. It was one of the best that I’ve seen in a long time.
This was the covered market with some of the many stalls around it.
Â I’m always attracted to old keys. Some of theseÂ were centuries old.
I was taking photos of glasses for sale when the vendor said, “Take a photo of me too.” which I did. I think I could have had a date for dinner that night if I’d wanted.
Â There is always food for sale. These all smelled so good, especially with the onions frying in the middle.
Â Candied apples called Pomme d’amour-apples of love.
Â Isn’t this a cute dog? Her name is Maggie and she is owned by two Americans who were there for a television show. It turns out that Maggie is Maggie the Wonder Dog with her own website at www.maggiethewonderdog.com where you can see videos of such shows as Jay Leno and also some adorable photos. She was very sleepy when we saw her sitting in a cafe at the table with her owners and mostly slept. Jesse, her owner, said she taught herself, somehow, how to count and do math. Pretty incredible and, really, I think the most interesting celebrity I’ve ever met, the cutest for sure.
Â Please go and check out my new site done with my friend, Bonnie, called Side Roads of Europe where we write about unexpected and fun aspects of travel in Europe and where you can read more about the Brocante.Side Roads of Europe