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.
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).
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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