SJ on the Move

Friday, September 22, 2006

Disappointment and Surprise

This past Saturday we headed down to the Rheinaue public park as the 3rd Saturday of every month is the Flohmarkt (flea market).

We had been told it was a huge event, and huge it was. There must have been hundreds of vendors there selling...well...junk. The supposed "charm" of the Rheinaue Flohmarkt is that you are not allowed to sell anything new. So, basically, it is the biggest yard sale you've ever seen - with a bunch of junk that you'd never have any interest in buying.

So that was a bit of a disappointment. In the afternoon, we decided to take a walk to Poppelsdorf, since the weather was very pleasant. When we got there, we were greeted with quite a nice surprise.

It just so happens that Poppelsdorf was holding their annual street festival. The street was closed off, and they had all kinds of food vendors, three music venues with live bands, rides for the kids, and a parade. Keep in mind that Poppelsdorf is a rather small little neighborhood in Bonn. All of this was crammed into basically three blocks. But it was really a lot of fun.

(P.S. Above picture is from Berlin. We didn't bring our camera with us, as we weren't expecting anything exciting)


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