Fishing the Moon in secret trash cans of Paris

September 10, 2014  |  Story of the month


Maybe we don’t realize that a lot of abandoned and old objects hide the soul and history of Paris. Maybe by finding thousands of them, we are not even looking at the very little peak of the iceberg.
Paris cannot only be discovered through the usual common spots, places, tradicional food and souvenirs…LITTLE (but BIG in spirit) stories and things made also the Paris that we are looking for!
Curiosity DID NOT kill the cat in Paris: it showed him those forgotten treasures…sometimes and old job now disappeared, and old expression that make no sense nowadays, an old guy, a celebrity in his own neighborhood in the 40´s, never shown in the official story books of Paris.

Flea markets Paris

Flea markets Paris

Flea markets Paris

So why don’t we start with the legendary Parisian “Fishermen of the moon”? Those rag and bone men who used to walk the streets at night looking for valuable things in the garbage. In the very beginning they had only temporary stalls around the walls of Paris, nowadays, they have some special spots to make them come back alive. Places where time is not relevant, where the FORGOTTEN becomes the most popular. In some of those special flea markets in Paris, markets of hidden great stories, thousands of sleeping objects are waiting to be discovered, those that have much more than the value of money, those with stories worth telling…come with us, we will show you the flea markets Paris.

We like to think that once, at the very beginning, Paris by Martin was found on one of those nights by a Fisherman of the Moon and could be your secret open door to this magic city of lights and that the spirits of all those forgotten characters live with us.

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