Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend, I’ve been out and about constantly! Now that there is no studying to do, and that the panic over writing a 10,000 word dissertation in two months hasn’t kicked in yet ;) I’m staying out of my room as much as possible and trying to go to at least one place I’ve never been to before every day! It’s not such a difficult thing in London… ;) Well, on Sunday I finally made it to the famous Columbia Road flower market, and let me tell you – it is amazing! I was overwhelmed by a Mrs Dalloway feeling of wanting to buy myself enormous bunches of gorgeous flowers… I decided to put it off, though, since I’m moving house in a few days. But I did take loads of digital bunches home with me – take a look!
There is a special kind of giggling that is provoked in me by hearing macho men yell at the top of their voices: “Peonies! Peonies for a fiver!”
London outdoor markets are THE thing, my friends. I am utterly in love with them. There were two bands entertaining again, and this time – this one was my favorite. So simple and sweet. And such good music.
However, if you decide to go to any market, especially on Saturday or Sunday morning to early afternoon, you have to be ready for this. There is no getting around it.
Once wriggling through the masses exhausts you, you can slip away to the sides of the market, where you are bound to be greeted by lovely shop fronts. Of all the markets I’ve seen, the shop fronts on Columbia Rd are the most creative by far!
The photos are not so great – it was difficult with the sun glaring and everyone pushing around me, but you get the idea. Cheerful and colorful. :)
With cutesy signs.
And adorable arrangements.
I also discovered a dream shop with the most adorable wall stickers. Kind of pricey but one day, when I have my own flat, I’ll definitely make the investment!
Look closely at the singing birdies – they go: do – re – mi – fa – so – la – quack! :)
I also found these, for those of you who are going baby-crazy… ;) Don’t you just love the colors and the simplicity?
On my way home, I got a little lost and ended up on Brick Lane market (another famous one!), but there I spent more time browsing than taking photos. I also picked up a very cheap but cute pair of sunglasses, with which I later made silly faces… :)
Have a great week, everyone! :)