The San Alejo Flea Market on Carrera Septima and 25th St. and the artsy Usaquen Flea Market attract locals and tourists looking for antiques, art, books and foods.
|A traffic jam of push-carts.|
I bought a pair of shoes, Made in Vietnam, and some used batteries for my old cellphone. Perhaps they'll hold a charge. But if they don't I'll only have lost 1,000 pesos each.
Tercer Milenio Park itself was created on the site of El Cartucho, a neighborhood notorious for crime and vice which was bulldozed in 2004-5. So the flea market, in a way, provides a reminder of the old neighborhood.
|Notice the little girls playing amongst the toys for sale.|
|These two women asked me to take their picture and then turned shy.|
|Where else can you find a computer monitor, jeans and cellphone parts all in the same place?|
|A sidewalk tree doubles as a display case.|
|A cart ready to carry stuff to storage.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours