Today 26th July (2010) is the name day of Agia Paraskevi, one of the Christian Orthodox Saints we treasure in Greece. I leave in a house very near the Church in the Central Square of this suburb some 10 km northeast of Athens.
It is the custom to have an open market in the area around the church, so that the faithful will have the opportunity to shop after paying their respect to the Saint. This post has this open market as its subject.
It is early in the morning, the stalls have been erected, but most of them are closed.
The itinerant merchants are still asleep, after an exhaustive night.
This is one of the major roads of the suburb, Agiou Ioannou (Saint John’s), leading to a church up the hill. It is 9 o’clock in the morning, and some of the pedestrians have already started looking at the merchandise.
Not all merchants however need a van or a stall. The pavement is good enough.
Bracelets in abundance.
For the well endowed.
By the truckload.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
“Hi Honey, I am home! I bought you a couple of pounds of rings!”
Good friends from the puppet theater of Karagiozis.
Belly dancing costumes are looking for dancers.
Feng – Shui fountains for exceptionally good home environments.
Some dolls for the kids to play, while husband and wife enjoy the Feng – Shui fountain.
I better get and some honey fritters (loukoumades) for desert tonight.
Odd partners: Che next to PAO, my football team!!!
And flowers for the living room. And they last quite a lot.
Some bits and pieces for the house.
Time to go home now. See you next year.