Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Stills: People

When Camille and I were in London a few weeks ago, the lady who ran our B & B recommended that we go to Portobello Street on Saturday morning.  She said it was "the place to be" on Saturdays and we would love it.  So we hopped onto the Tube and followed the crowds.  Hmmm, the fact that there were crowds to follow should have been a warning to us.   On Saturdays, Portobello Street is a huge street market.

The street and both sides of the sidewalk were mobbed with people.  There were vendors lining the sidewalks selling everything from jewelry to tee-shirts.  It was almost impossible to move.  We were carried down the street on a huge wave of humanity.  We found the experience very claustrophobic.

There were some good street musicians and interesting actors.

We made it about half way down the street and then we were done.  Both of us needed to be away from all the people, someplace where we could breathe.  We fought our way against the tide, through the masses of people, and back to the peace and quiet of our little neighborhood. 

Interesting but... Not my cup of tea.  At all.


  1. Well, at least you "experienced" it. I think I would have done the same, but like you, got in a few good shots first.

  2. Sea of Humanity is right....looks more like a Tidal Wave to me! lol!
    Not my cup of tea either, but your photos are terrific!


  3. Its interesting to note how you felt about the numbers of people!
    This small island of ours holds more people than the whole of France!!

  4. Holy Moly...I feel claustrophobic just thinking of being there! I am way to hermity to handle something like that anymore...I can understand why you bolted :)

    I think hanging out with goats and ponies and donkeys and doggies (and chickens!) sounds much more peaceful!

  5. wow, that is a lot of people. I wouldn't do well in the middle of all of that either. Give me my wide open spaces, or trees! lol

  6. Right there with you on the crowd thing. Nice pictures anyways ;)

  7. Wouldn't have been my 'cup of tea' either! But, you can say you were there. You got some good photos to remember the day with!

  8. those street performers look very interesting!

  9. I get claustrophobic in crowds too.It looks like a great market though, so that would be enticing. Interesting street performers.


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