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A visit to the St Ouen Flea market - Sept 22

On Sunday morning we went off to the flea market in St Ouen, a northern suburb of Paris. It is huge - actually a set of about 14 of them; there's been something there for about 200 years. To me it wassort of going to a museum without signs or captions. We didn't buy anything - since we already have too much stuff.

I did look carefully through a set of old automobile manuals looking for one for a Simca Cinq. I had a 1947 Simca Cinq (actually a French assembled version of the Fiat 500 affectionally called the topolino - little mouse - or Mickey Mouse car). But they had none although there were others of similar vintage.


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I did look carefully through a set of old automobile manuals looking for one for a Simca Cinq.

Fortunately, the proprietor saw him leafing through the manuals and asked him what he was looking for, and was able to tell him pretty quickly that he didn't have it. Otherwise we'd probably still be there looking.


Such a colorful assembly of objects and art!

Edited at 2013-10-12 05:54 pm (UTC)

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