Gypsy's Travels


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Travels with Em - "Portobello Market"

The sign tells us we have found the right area.
The produce is beautiful.
Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but cow horn bangles will have to do in the meantime.
Does this mean we should keep away from the flowers?

I had been anticipating the famed "Portobello Road Market" for years, but I was very disappointed. There were lots of permanent shops, several produce vendors, and a few people with their wares from home, but it was nothing like the literature reports. Where were the family heirlooms, the junque, and the crowds? We were there about 9:30 AM, so maybe we were too late? We had stumbled on a busy market in Greenwich a couple of days earlier, but I was holding out for Portobello. Well, I don't like crowds anyway and the dollar is in deep depression overseas, so maybe it was just as well.
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4 comments:

  1. Well, with the dollar being not worth much over seas it might not be a bad thing the market wasn't as bustling as you thought. When I was in Scotland last year, I admit, it was a little depressing when it came to bringing home gifts.

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  2. And what a good Grandma you are! I'm sure she fit right in and people didn't give it a second thought.

    I remember the song about Portobello Road from Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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