Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street, Palermo

Near a grocery market Ballaro is another trading place.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

It occupies the Giovanny Graso street between the churches Del Carmine and San Fracesco Severino.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

This is a typical flea market, where they sell everything that has become unnecessary in the household.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

The market is absolutely wild, there are no counters and pavilions, things are laid out right on the pavement.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

The vast majority of traders have no specialization, a set of goods the most diverse.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

A watch, a child's briefcase, a box, a book about sea voyages. A shabby round table, on which all this is laid out, can also be purchased at a reasonable price.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Old Newspapers and magazines peacefully coexist with small utensils and a vacuum cleaner.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

A selection of comics criminal subjects.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

TV surrounded by children's clothes and shoes, I must say, in very good condition.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Widely presented audio products, as a rare "vinyl" and CD.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Singles on 45rpm with hits in the badly battered envelopes, LP in more decent condition.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Electrical fittings are offered complete with African masks and jewelry.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

It is not known how in Palermo there was a Soviet universal electric measuring device. Probably was sold by sailors from the Soviet ship, which had at that time very little currency.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Here we can see some specialization - " everything related to electricity".

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

There are audio equipment and office equipment, everything looks very good. Here is how about rejuvenate-not I'd say...it's Palermo.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Absolutely unique device - a video phone.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

The range of products in a good Department store - from children's toys to computer monitors and keyboards.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Collection "Skillful hands" - tools, gas reducers, fixing hardware.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

The only "shop" where I saw single new products - women's and men's clothing, haberdashery, cosmetics. Such products are sold in Palermo on other streets.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

It seems that women to this responsible, hard and dangerous work in Sicily is not allowed, the sellers are all men.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

"Veterans" while away the time playing cards, not even looking in the direction of their "wealth".

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

Young traders are happy to be photographed.

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street

In conclusion, I want to say that this fascinating walk had very unpleasant consequences for me. Still walking through the narrow aisles of the Ballaro market, I threw a photo bag behind my back, where I had a second camera Canon 1100d with a 70-300 telephoto set and a couple of lenses. After a month of traveling through the quietest towns of Sicily, I got so used to the absence of street crime that I completely stopped thinking about it, and did not even bother to button my bag. I didn't even know what the good merchants meant when they pointed to the bag on my back...But Palermo is Palermo...At the end of the walk, I discovered the absence of a long-focus photo kit. About iron I'm not much lamented, the loss was not catastrophic (approximately 250 euros), and really valuable lenses were in place. It was a pity that I lost the pictures taken by this set, which were mostly colorful portraits of local residents. So my advice-do not relax!

Palermo. Flea market on Giovanni Grasso street