Every summer for the past 30 years in a town called Faenza in Northern Italy they hold a children’s market on Thursday evenings.
It’s a sight to behold as hundreds of young entrepreneurs descend on the main square to sell anything and everything.
And at prices that turn used toys into cash.
In the past 10 years in Ireland the price of things was always decided upon by guessing a price and then doubling it. In Italy the price is about half of what you’d be willing to pay for it.
I have hundreds of photographs of the place going back over the past 4 years but this mishmash of toys sums it up pretty well.
The whole event is policed pretty well with the local police and the parents and town council supporting it so no gougers turn up and take over.