Thursday, June 16, 2011

Portobello Road. Street where the riches of ages are stowed.

Portobello road, Portobello road
Street where the riches of ages are stowed.
Anything and everything a chap can unload
Is sold off the barrow in Portobello road.
You’ll find what you want in the Portobello road.

Rare alabaster? Genuine plaster!
A filigreed samovar owned by the czars.
A pen used by Shelley? A new Boticelli?
The snipper that clipped old King Edward’s cigars?

Waterford Crystals? Napoleon’s pistols?
Society heirlooms with genuine gems!
Rembrandts! El Greco’s! Toulouse-Letrec’os!
Painted last week on the banks of the Thames!

Bedknob and Broomsticks anyone?!

Yeah, so Portobello road is pretty magical. Tons of vendors selling tons of stuff! There's foods of all kind! Jewelery! Lace! Clocks! Silver! Old Vinyls! Purses! Shoes! Leather work! Furs! The song wasn't kidding! The sights and sounds and colors and the hundreds of people! 
Eating red velvet cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery

There are treasures and antiques everywhere! It's quite amazing really! They have something for everyone! 
Looking Down Portobello Road with the crowd

Seriously. They have everything.

Iris and I spent tons of time sifting through racks of hats and scarves and skirts Oh my.

I bought veggies from the market and went home an cooked a great veggie pasta dinner!

The food vendors have tons of people lined up to feed. I got a giant Bratwurst with sauerkraut and mustard. The best I've had since I lived in Germany. 

Strange model for such an outfit, but to each his own.

Such a magical colorful place it is!

 Cute cat.  Candace, I took this pic for you. :)
Portobello road is one place I really am going to miss when I leave. The whole neighborhood of Notting Hill is great and magical. Little shops and interesting people! 

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