The Jamestown Flea Market is in neighboring Burke County, North Carolina. I hadn’t been there in a few years and I’m always astounded by the place. It’s not just the sheer size of this indoor/outdoor market, but the covalence of cultures that live in this one place, if just for the weekend. There is an intriguing, beautiful balance of Mexican and Hmong cultures, selling their merchandise and food to shoppers, as well as an overarching Southern culture that isn’t easy to miss. I met a man who made his own stringed instruments, one of which was a beautiful ivory inlay of a depiction of Jesus Christ coming out of the woods after His 40 Days of Temptation, on a guitar. I went there not knowing what to expect, as my memories of this place became lost over the past years, but here are some pictures from my first day back in North Carolina over my spring break.