Obsession, curiosity, and greed

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 30, 2017 2475 views

Flea market in the 7th district of Vienna! I'm obsessed with flea markets. I would drive miles with the car, if I had to, but this flea market is twice a year in May and September almost on our doorstep. A short walk to the location and then a walk through Neubaugasse. I only missed it twice: when my father was hit by a stroke and when my mother was in the middle of chemo therapy. So, yesterday I was celebrating Christmas-Easter-birthday-New Year together.

It’s not about buying, it’s about finding things, get inspirations and walk through history. But yesterday I did buy some things I really (more or less) like.

I bought – again and of course - some photographs of women. I bought the last photographs in Padua - yes, even there I found a flea market - during our summer holidays in July. It's a addiction and I will never get clean! I got a "new-old" collectible dish for the office. And I bought some old apothecary card box (for powder or something like that). I’m sure my friend will love the little box. Maybe she will not notice, that there is a "67th Addams family member" - the 1960th-china-set with lots of gold - in the office.

Collectibles from the Neubaugasse flea market

Collectibles from the Neubaugasse flea market

By the way, I don't photograph during my "hunts" - but my husband does it and I always look like Gollum mumbling "PRECIOUS".

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Tawnya Boe 1 year, 11 months ago

Haha.... I can picture you - Gollum mumbling "PRECIOUS"...  There's something about old photographs - I just love to look and take it all in. ...then sometimes I pull details I like into my illustrations. :)

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Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 11 months ago

I love flea markets too...it's so fun seeing all the things there.  Beautiful!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 11 months ago

YES, it's about "seeing" ... heart

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

I have pictures like this from the family. Not easy to create the same look with a digital camera. Great composition in your photo

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

blush Thanks. Arranging isn't my favorite thing to do and I'm not good at it. I just tried to bring all togehter in one photo.
I have only very few family pictures (destroyed and lost during WWII) like that, but my husband has from his family a lot old photographs. I'm thrilled about this photos, because there are some very stylish dressed women (his greataunts and his granny were opera singers) among them. Photos are always a piece of history.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 11 months ago

You are better than you give yourself credit for. Love your blogs

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you very much! flushed

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 11 months ago

A true archeologist

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 11 months ago

smilesmilesmile

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