Saturday, 31 May 2014
FOUND - Pack A Map, Just in Case
I found this train case at a flea market in an old bus depot near the Piazza del Popolo in Rome. This Sunday second-hand extravaganza offers high quality hunting; sleek Italian chic including old Gucci and Versace can be found in abundance. Well-organized tables and racks of clothing, jewelry, housewares, cameras, kitchenalia and more make this a perfect prelude to Sunday brunch in Rome. I located the market through a Herb Lester map, CLICK HERE. Assuming you'll easily find a city's most famous hot spots, Herb's maps offer up a handful of interesting but lesser known shopping, eating and cultural stop offs. Like your passport, extra undies and sunscreen these maps are a must-pack for any city break. I loved this train case on sight but was already laden with 2nd-hand Roman treasure. Convinced I'd give it a miss, I asked "how much please?" anyway, certain its hefty price tag would see me off. But the case jumped into my arms when the stallholder responded "cinque euros." This luscious leather lovely was just 5 euros.