I got her during my lovely short vacation in Berlin, a film Olympus Pen E-3 camera from the 1970s (great great great grannie from my current camera crush the Olympus Pen E-PL7), which my dad and I couldn’t resist. And to top it all off, double frame, can’t wait to develop the rolls I’ve already finished. There’s something about old film cameras that can’t be compared…the magic of those faded prints, that’s how I imagine a memory would look like if we could get them printed from our brains.
Mauerpark Fleamarket Findings
If you’ve been following me on Instagramfor a while, or alternatively if you know me outside cyberspace, you probably have already heard about my lovely new beauty.
Anyhow, I’ll stop rambling now and let you in on this so you can make your own discoveries. This finding came among many many more we scored during our morning stroll through the Berliner Mauerpark Fleamarket.
Yes, yes, you heard right, the Mauerpark Fleamarkt, so popular it has its own website. Despite its popularity and fame, it is undoubtedly a vintage-shopping lover’s dream come true, heaven on earth for the people watcher, or just a place to hang out and experience some of Berlin’s finest for the bored tourist. It’s home to hundreds of different stalls, offering all sorts of amazing (and not so amazing too) products, from cameras and books, to military jackets and hats, to home-made jams and confitures (which you can usually taste…for free of course!). Furniture, records, handcrafted notepads, clothes, anything, you name it, they have it…somewhere. All you have to do is immerse yourself and find it.
This one specially, made me think of Alice in Wonderland, this is how i’d imagine the table set at the tea party, don’t you agree??
Our lovely morning passed by strolling around the fleamarket adoring hand-carved wooden chairs and china vases. Reminiscing about years past among piles and piles of cassettes. Laughing at old comic books and cheesy romantic novels. People watching, taking pictures on nautical themed mirrors (Wishlist!), and of course buying our super Olympus PEN E-3 camera!
And to top it all off the weather was on our side (meaning, no rain for once!). What else could anyone ask for? So, afterwards we headed for lunch at the (in)famous Curry 36, known to be the best Currywurst in Berlin (they also offer organic and veggie wurst), and recommended by a couple of friends, before continuing with our explorative endeavours.
The Berliner Mauerpark Fleamarket opens every Sunday (year round) from 8AM to 6PM, and can be reached easily by taking the U-Bahn number 8 to Bernauer Straße, or the U-2 to Eberswalder Straße and then from either a short stroll through some trully amazing streetart,
or, alternatively, by taking the tram number 10 to Wolliner Straße. It can’t be missed, and there is a variety of lunch options within a few seconds walk if you happen to get hungry.
Oh and I almost forgot, where do I have my head lately, the Berliner Mauerpark Fleamarkt is also meeting point for all sorts of creative and interesting people. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly run into a flirting robot
or a singer-songwriter showcasing their latest work…
like Teresa Bergman,
or Lino Modica. And your visit wouldn’t be complete without a Hare Krishna group sighting!