|This booth was filled with old cameras and lenses and typewriters. The irony of taking a picture of it with my cell phone wasn't lost on me.|
|Imagine this scene times 1000. That's how big this flea market is.|
|This man walked right in the middle of my picture. But I like it. Yeah, you go, Unobservant Man!|
|We also met these guys, whom my aunt calls my "creepy friends".|
Another great thing about the Rose Bowl Flea Market is that the Gamble House is 5 minutes away. The Gamble House was designed by Greene & Greene and is a really gorgeous example of Arts & Crafts architecture and design. The only way to go inside is on a docent-led tour. I had been in high school on a field trip (A friend and I also got yelled at by a docent at another museum on that same trip for standing too close to the artwork. To be fair, it was a tiny painting and we were trying to see the brushstrokes. I think of that every time I go into an art museum.), but James has never been, and we both figured it was high time we take a tour.
|A very dark Gamble House|
|You're not allowed to photograph the inside of the house, but this art glass door is spectacular from inside.|
|Yet again, a very dark Gamble House|
By the way, we finally took our Christmas tree down. Except it took us until Wednesday to do it. And we were still using the lights on it. (Cue horrified gasps.) We survived, no bigs. And now, I am watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Cause that's just how we roll around here.