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Colorful Photos from a Giant Yard Sale in Eastern Europe

If there's one thing that can bring people from all cultures together, it's a market full of weird but reasonably priced stuff.

by Hadju Tamas
Oct 24 2016, 4:35pm

This article originally appeared on VICE Romania.

It's somewhat rare to see large groups of ethnic Germans, Hungarians, Romanians, and Roma hanging out together at the same place and time in rural Eastern Europe. While borders around them have changed over the centuries, different cultures in the region have traditionally kept to themselves—especially in poorer areas.

But if there's one thing that can bring people from all cultures together, it's a great bargain. Which is exactly what you'll find at the famous annual fair in Negreni, a small village in northwestern Romania. This marketplace has always attracted thousands of people of different ethnicities from around the country selling their vintage treasures and looking for a great price on knock-off goods.

Photographer Hadju Tamas went to this year's Negreni fair and came back with these photos.