Couldn’t resist going to a flea market at Zentropa Studios in Hvidovre this weekend. Don Lasse and friend sold out of some of the props used in Lars Von Triers movie’s Dogville (starring Nicole Kidman if you should have missed it) and Manderlay, and even though it wasn’t the most interesting stuff on earth, it was still pretty cool, so I got away with an old wooden cheese box, 2 old glasses, 2 ceramic bowls (made in USA), an exit sign and a glass washboard. Great stuff, and they promised me it had all been used in the movies. Gotta see them both again and look out for my Lars Von Trier merchandise.
Great place he got, Mr. Aalbæk, love the hangars and the roughness of the whole area. A shame with the housings though, makes it a bit too ordinary.
The new marketplace in Copenhagen, near Nørreport station (S-train, buses, Metro, Regionaltog, Oresundstog), Torvehallerne at Israels Plads has just opened. You will find 74 shops and coffee shops inside and some outside, lots of specialities from Denmark, lunch restaurants, baker shops, butchers, fishmongers and a few shops with fresh farm products. Fancy and good looking shops, but has very little to do with a traditional farmers market with lots of fresh produce right from the country side, if you ask me. I know you didn’t, but I’ll tell you anyway. But it looks inviting, lots of interesting and delicious products, a neat place to see if you’re visiting from abroad. And they can offer nice and clean restrooms, with wheelchair accessibility, and hopefully an upcoming changing facility for babies., read more about Copenhagen restrooms at Need 2 Go Now Places
And as an extra treat, if you drop by a Saturday, you’ll find an antique flea market on the other side of Israels Plads, read more here
For the older kids, Israels Plads can even offer a neat and newly remodelled playground, at the far back side close to the Ørsted Park by the Car park, read more here.
Opening hours for the new Torvehallerne are: Monday Closed, Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Fake or not, I found him cheap and think he looks nice on the shelf with some other flea market findings. The Sprite Boy appeared in the early 1940′s to 1953 in commercial advertising as posters, signs, cartoons, toys and games. He is still a very popular figure and is being reproduced on various Coca-Cola merchandise. His name has nothing to do with the later soft drink of same name, Sprite wasn’t introduced to the market before 1961. The Sprite Boy was created during a campaign in order to help make the name “Coke” official for Coca-Cola. At first when people started using the nick name Coke for the popular soft drink, the Coca-Cola company wasn’t very fond of the idea, and discouraged the use of the term, but finally accepted it in 1941, when people kept using the nick name. And so, with the invention of The Sprite Boy, created by artist Haddon Sundblom, Coke is now synonymous with Coca-Cola everywhere you go, in the whole wide world.
About the fakeness, I’ll do that one later.
Sunday, as usual, the little guy dragged me to several flea markets, totally against my will, in Holte and Lyngby where we spent most of the day hunting for good deals and cheap new toys to fill our already crowded living room space. And again, the little guy emptied his piggy bank and bought more than he could carry, that’s where I show up in the picture, but he made some really nice bargains. Everything was 5 or 10 Dkr a piece, even a new plush Tigger (he jumped away as I shot the photo) to his already growing Tigger collection. How old the little guy is? Only 16 month, but he is an extremely fast learner.