The Charming XV Square Fair

Behind the XV Square, under the Perimetral, in Rio de Janeiro, not everyone knows that every Saturday morning, occurs one of the most amazing antiques fair in the world!

People start arriving early, around 7am and are already getting started with their shopping. To get there, you only have to get out of the bus in the XV Square bus station. You can also come by ferryboat, the fair is located near the exit. From the outside, it looks like an modest agglomeration. Then you start walking, and walking, and walking – it’s huge!

Stalls here sell everything that you could ever imagine! From coins and old magazines to pocket watches, vinyl, toys, typewriter, postcards, and telephones from grandmas’ time. And of course, for photography lovers like us, there are incredible old cameras! Beautiful!

But don’t be naive. These people know what they have in their hands, even though for most people it’s just some old stuff, it’s a treasure for some. So you must negotiate for the best price.

This is my advice for those who live in Rio and have never been there, and also to tourists who might want to know one of the events that I consider as one the most interesting in Rio.

written by hiperativa on 2011-12-17 in #world #locations #feira #sabado #rio-de-janeiro #antiguidade #local #praca-xv #analogico
translated by luraksa

More Interesting Articles

  • My First Lomo Affair: Simonesavo and the Diana F+

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-01-22 in #lifestyle
    My First Lomo Affair: Simonesavo and the Diana F+

    One of the most creative minds in the community, Simone Savo never ceases to amaze everyone with his extraordinary film soups. This knack for endless experimentation all started with the Diana F+.

  • Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #people #news #lifestyle
    Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.

    9
  • Petzval Portraits of Him

    written by kenaz on 2015-07-22 in #gear #lifestyle
    Petzval Portraits of Him

    He is an expert of the side glance. He tilts his head in such a way that the camera gets his most nonchalant angle. And even when a shiny brass lens watches his every move, he looks effortless and unaffected—his charm exactly.

  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-10-20 in #news
    The Analogue Quiz: What B&W Film are you?

    Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!

    5
  • Most Popular LomoHomes of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-28 in #news
    Most Popular LomoHomes of 2014

    We are a community of talented and passionate photographers. There's no doubt about that but there are those who raised the bar high this year and continuously put everyone in awe with their amazing photographs and artistic experiments. We proudly present the most popular LomoHomes of 2014.

    15
  • Storytelling with Petzvals: Alex Timmermans and the Art of Collodion

    written by jacobs on 2015-04-03 in #people #lifestyle
    Storytelling with Petzvals: Alex Timmermans and the Art of Collodion

    Not long after Alex Timmermans purchased his first digital camera at the turn of the century, he quickly realized the trappings of digital photography couldn't fulfill his personal photographic desires. He then began searching for a more challenging process — one that wasn't so predictable. His journey eventually landed him back at the roots of analogue photography, specifically employing the wet plate collodion process using original Petzval lenses. This antique photographic process found in him a renewed inspiration and has since become his passion, which is evident in both his words and his images.

    13
  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • 5 of the Best Ways to Share Your Lomo'Instant Pics

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-25 in #people #news #videos
    5 of the Best Ways to Share Your Lomo'Instant Pics

    We love sharing photos! So, with the recent release of the beloved Lomo'Instant camera, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the best ways to share your instants with the world. Rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf or stay hidden away in a drawer somewhere, why not let everyone else in on your superb instant creations? Check out these 5 awesome ways you can do just that!

  • Abstract Visions and Phantasmic Monochromes by Ian Llewelyn

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-08-28 in #people #lomoamigos
    Abstract Visions and Phantasmic Monochromes by Ian Llewelyn

    As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.

    1
  • Q0_0p is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-28 in #world
    Q0_0p is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to q0_0p for winning Home of the Day!

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Behind the Picture: The First Photo of Machu Picchu

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-08-28 in #world #lifestyle
    Behind the Picture: The First Photo of Machu Picchu

    Although its existence has always been known among locals, it was only in 1913 when the rest of the world was introduced to the Inca site of Machu Picchu through an expedition headed by Yale University and professor Hiram Bingham.

  • Summer Hotspots: My Holiday in a Camping Beach

    written by sirio174 on 2015-08-28 in #world #lifestyle
    Summer Hotspots: My Holiday in a Camping Beach

    Last month, I went to a camping site lined by stretches of water and surrounded by a pine forest. I had vast spaces for leisure as there were only a handful people about.

  • LC-A+ and LC-Wide Face-off Poll

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-28 in #world #news
    LC-A+ and LC-Wide Face-off Poll

    If the LC-A+ and LC-Wide were to compete in a head-to-head match, which side would you be on?

    5