by Tony Karp

At an old curiosity shop in Purcellville

 - Stay classy, guys. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Stay classy, guys.

On a recent road trip to Purcellville, Virginia, the artist's muse and I wandered into a store full of fascinating things from the past. The store, "It's Bazaar on 21st Street," was a trip down memory lane. When you're old, you recognize too many things in an antique store as items you remember from your youth. How time flies.

 -  Welcome to our store. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Welcome to our store.
 -  Fancy outfit? Just a little something I threw on this morning. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Fancy outfit? Just a little something I threw on this morning.
 -  A ceramic zoo. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A ceramic zoo.
 -  From a school crossing guard's badge,<br>to a vintage wristwatch, and more. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
From a school crossing guard's badge,
to a vintage wristwatch, and more.
 - The nuts and bolts of our business  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
The nuts and bolts of our business
 -  If you'd like some rusty old hardware, we have just the thing. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
If you'd like some rusty old hardware, we have just the thing.
 -  A genuine Faraday alarm bell. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A genuine Faraday alarm bell.
 -  I've always been one of your fans. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
I've always been one of your fans.
 -  Aux armes!  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Aux armes!
 -  They left me here, all alone, with just this rag to wear. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
They left me here, all alone, with just this rag to wear.
 - A fancy old camera.  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A fancy old camera.
 -  An old camera that looks like the front of a steam locomotive. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
An old camera that looks like the front of a steam locomotive.
 - Are you sure this belonged to Elvis?  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Are you sure this belonged to Elvis?
 -  A really old typewriter keyboard. <br>What's a typewriter? - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A really old typewriter keyboard.
What's a typewriter?
 - Cropping and post processing <br>to make a picture more interesting. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Cropping and post processing
to make a picture more interesting.
 - I come from a place far away.  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
I come from a place far away.
 -  All that practice, all those horse shows, <br>and this is where the ribbons end up. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
All that practice, all those horse shows,
and this is where the ribbons end up.
 -  Joan Crawford and Joan Blondell <br>on a movie set, between takes. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Joan Crawford and Joan Blondell
on a movie set, between takes.
 - A spiritual embroidery tape.  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A spiritual embroidery tape.
 - What the Wikipedia used to look like.  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
What the Wikipedia used to look like.
 - A clock from a far away railroad.  - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A clock from a far away railroad.
 -  A key to identifying hat styles in old movies. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A key to identifying hat styles in old movies.
 -  Let me play you a song with my lute. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Let me play you a song with my lute.
 -  Hey! Who's that old guy? - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Hey! Who's that old guy?
 - The Purcellville town clock told us what time we left. - Purcellville Virginia -  Sony Rx100 M6 - Curiosity shop -  It's Bazaar on 21st Street  - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
The Purcellville town clock told us what time we left.

Technical notes. I shot these with my Sony RX100 M6 camera, and added the spice with LightZone 3.2.

Many thanks to the folks at It's Bazaar on 21st Street for letting me take these photos. If you're ever in Purcellville, Virginia, this is the most interesting place in town.

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