Monday, December 22, 2008

A little extra holiday cash

This fountain in front of the Cervantes Institute on Knez Mihailova, Belgrade's pedestrian street, is often a place where people sell books or odds and ends. Kids sometimes sell their old toys, too. This takes place pretty much year-round, but yesterday it seemed as if some folks wanted to make some extra money before the holidays. Nicely displayed books!

11 comments:

Hilda said...

If I saw that here, I'd be browsing too!

Now I'm curious: anybody can just set up there? Or do you need to get a permit from somewhere first?

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humanobserver said...

quite interesting place

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

It does look like they arranged the books extra neatly!

Adam@BalkanFile said...

I've bought several books from these guys - tho sometimes they're not that cheap!

Knoxville Girl said...

Nice outdoor display - I wonder how much profit they make from this. Looks kind of cold to be selling outside.

Chuck Pefley said...

A public garage sale. What fun!

Speaking a snow angels ... my wife and I created on for our annual Christmas card a few years ago ...

http://tinyurl.com/9e3wrb

have a look when you get a chance :)

Tash said...

We both have fountain posts today. I like the way yours is used a lot better. I would have a field day here! I'm having a wonderful time just browsing - I'll have to make a request from my aunt's relatives for some titles. My mom went to the Filosofski Fakultet to study English Lit in late 40s/early 50s & my dad went to the engineering school for Mining engineering. It's where they met. I've been meaning to dig up an old photo & ask for photo of that area now. Thanks for this post!

raf said...

When I read Filosofski Fakultet on the banner of the building behind the fountain, I wondered how that related to the Cervantes Institute since they are so different.

Suz Broughton said...

Merry Christmas!

Therese said...

My other half was interested in this picture: his mother worked in this back building once upon a time...