I decided to take a long walk this morning while the cleaning lady was here. Along the way I ran into a temporary open air market being run by a fairly well organized group of Roma. What made it interesting was what they were selling.

One booth was all mattresses.

The next booth was all washing machines.

The booth after that was dishwashers.

The booth after that blenders and other small appliances.

Then there was a booth selling chairs and couches.

All the stuff was clearly brand new.

I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on. How would you get a washing machine home with you if you bought it at an open air market? Who buys mattresses at an open air market? Where did the stuff come from?

I wish I'd had my camera with me, because it was all very, very odd.