21
May-2012

Photo essay: One man’s “brole” is another man’s treasure

When you visit Brussels’ lively Jeu de Balle market, you’ll find plenty of brole—the Bruxellois term for “junk”—but keep digging, and you might dig up a real treasure. We certainly found some unexpected gems when we visited the market on a sunny Sunday morning in March.

Tea time?

Our favorite stall: vintage travel brochures and postcards!

 It’s easy to see how Tintin’s adventure began in this very market.

This is the calm after the storm–following a disputed backgammon move and a dodgeball of Bruxellois insults flying across the board.

Digging through a mountain of dress-up clothes for that perfect accessory–a Belgian flag devil hat!

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