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Elisabeth Kovtiak

Bridge Flea Market Nostalgia, as defined by Boym (2007 , xvii), is “a longing for a home that no longer exists or has never existed […], a sentiment of loss and displacement, […] a romance with one’s own fantasy”. In other words, nostalgia could be described as a desire to come back to the past period of time or to some place, although the memory of this site or time is idealized and this place may not exist anymore or could never have existed. As nostalgia stands in-between the individual and collective past, it is considered as a type of collective memory ( Boym