Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother Russia has the Mother of all Flea Markets...Izmaylovo Market

It's charming, it's quaint, it's huge.  Can something be quaint and huge?  It's fun!  And it is a tourist trap to beat all tourist traps.  At the Izmaylovo Market you can purchase anything from old-fashioned vessels, strange articles, paintings, icons, hand-made items, boots, coins, clothing, and other unusual objects.  


The history of the village of Izmaylovo goes back to 1389. Since the days of Ivan the Terrible it was an estate of boyars in the Romanov family.  The architecture is phenomenal. 



What is the saying...Soup to nuts.  It is all here.  I will be contributing to the gross national product via Izmaylovo before returning home.


This display reminds me of the children's book..."Hat's for Sale". 


And what is a tourist trap without T-shirts.  Paul thought this one was pretty interesting.


We do like the food in Russia and Izmaylovo was not a disappointment.



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