June 24, 2011

Finds at the Berlin markets: Ostbahnhof antique and Mauermarkt

Here in Berlin, there are sssooooo many markets to visit. It all depends on what you are looking for. I purchased this jumper for 2 euros at the most famous market : Mauermarkt. Many girls and guys take their unwanted clothes down there, so you can be sure to find a diamond in amongst the many roughs. The major down side to the Mauermarkt is that it's fame has resulted in overcrowding. You end up shuffling along with the rest of the herd peering through the many bodies, trying to sneak a peak at the many stalls. My advise, if you intend to find a treasure Go Early! Otherwise you can just hang around on the "grassed" (really it is sand) area and watch the famous karaoke show cases. 
The Ostbahnhof antique markets is a history lesson in its self. The selection of stalls are interesting: old postcards, stamps, coins, antique jewellery, DDR artefacts, antique house hold goods. I found this little DDR bird brooch for 1 Euro. I suspect that it is a kids brooch... what can I say? I am a fan of primary colours, birds and cutesy things! So it was a good find for me. 

I made these shorts a while back and wore them for the Berlin Beer fest (blogged here) and in Vienna (blogged here). I love these shorts. They are very versatile as I can wear them with heaps of stuff. I definitely need to make another pair!

These photos were taken whilst venturing up north into the German forest. The forest surrounds numerous lakes which are really lovely. I often feel a little nautical when wearing this jumper, and therefore thought that it would be appropriate to take photos near the water. This location was certainly serene. Aahhhh the serenity.... buzzz, buzzz (sorry having flash backs to the film 'the castle'). We were just missing our fishing rods. Maybe next time. 

Photos: Michael Dooney


  1. wow im impressed that you managed to make these shorts yourself! :D good work! love your blog :) and cute outfit!

  2. Awesome photos! I love the striped jumper...it's really cute!

  3. That seems like such a beautiful place because these photos are beautiful! And you look very nice in your new jumper :) I love the way you put this whole outfit together!

  4. Great pictures! I love your cute little hair bow! =)


  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog the other day :)

    I'm loving yours, it's really awesome x
    I wish I could sew ...those shorts and the whole outfit looks amazing!

  6. I adore this outfit! And superb photography. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Whitney a la Ladywolf