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Granada junk shops

Junk may be a little unkind as there are some lovely items to be found among the grot. Descend into one of Granada’s rastros there’s a chance, among the cemetery of pine and chandeliers, you may never be seen again. But at least you’d have a choice of seating. in fact you could sit in a different chair every day for two years.

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Traffic-heavy Camino de Ronda – which pens in Granada’s historic centre from one side – is where we’ve bought all manner of stuff from ceramic cheese plates, kitsch paintings and antique lights. The holy grail of searching junk shops is, of course, a life-sized statue of the late Leslie Crowther – which we’ve yet to find (here he is dancing with Lena Zavaroni in London).

These places have a familiar smell – of other people’s houses: cigarette smoke, pets, cooking and mould…with a hint of wee. Comforting in other words. As our place serves up four of these odours, whatever we buy fits in just fine (we just need to take up smoking again).

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Jack London roller skates

Our Les-Quest continues but in the meantime here’s a selection of items available should you need a stuffed bird, silver crucifix or another picture of the Virgin Mary. Or a fridge.

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Address: Buenos Aires

pharmaceutical jars

Pharmaceutical jars

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There is a light…

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Would brighten up any smelly home

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Kestrel? who knows…

No way to treat an old gin bottle

No way to treat an old gin bottle

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More chairs on Camino de Ronda

Related posts:

Órgiva’s flea market – el Rastro

Sunday market in Almuñecar

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Discussion

6 thoughts on “Granada junk shops

  1. Double or drop!

    Posted by C in Ohio | July 27, 2015, 4:30 pm
  2. I love shops like these. I’m a sucker for anything like that as our house testifies. I’m saddened that there aren’t more junk shops in our area and no charity shops either. Where am I going to get my grungy outfits and chipped tea sets?

    Posted by Lottie Nevin | July 27, 2015, 5:17 pm

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