Every Tuesday here in San Miguel there is a flea market on the hill above town. I never miss it, although it can be a somewhat expensive hobby. I wish I could play the sound track it is astounding! The noise, the hawkers, the blaring music of the vendors of cds, the repeated shouts of the vendors, OMG it’s a crazy place where you can buy most anything. All the clothes you give to good will, or St. Vinney’s that they do not sell are sold by the ton to the 3rd world. Here in Mexico they are resold at the Tiangis. As Gordon and I were walking in I saw this truck full of manniquins.
I always start at the back of the market where the junk vendors are. Junk is called “yonke” (yawn-kay) in spanish.
where do they get this stuff?
Gordon bought an old 3-d mirrored star thing and I bought this sweet antique table to redo my Virgin of Guadalupe altar which got pre-empted by the new half bath.
The table was $25 bucks from my favorite vendor.
We ate gorditas and cruised most of the market. Check out these beverages. I never drink this stuff, but what color!
And how about this candy? Kinda scarey, but Muy Mexicana!
I am never quite sure why I don’t photograph the crowds. I brought Frank here one year on the tuesday between Christmas and New years and there were soooo many people and kids and noise! He made it about 5 minutes. I turned around and looked at him and his eyes were going Wirr wirr wirr around and around and I realized I made a huge mistake asking him to come. He said: “This is what I call real hell!” and I put him in a taxi and got him out of there. Not everyone likes the racket, the shopping, the scene! Me, I even want to photograph shoe laces! Crazy isn’t it?
Later we went to the San Juan de Dios market and bought fruits and veggies from Nikko and Chole, My Mexican sisters. Gordon found this picture of their market on Pinterest.
and here’s the shrine in the market. It’s funny when I was in India I noticed every shop had a shrine to Lord Ganesh, the opener of the way, remover of all obstacles. Here it’s the virgin of Guadalupe, La Nuestra Senora.