Day 8 – Notting Hill, Portobello Road, Mind the Gap

Yesterday was our planned trip to Portobello Road. Before we were assembled, I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood. I found this cottage nestled in amongst the row houses. The lighting was challenging, so I decided to have some fun with the image. This was three images processed using HDR (high dynamic range).

This window just caught my eye. Not sure if I have found the look that I want yet, but I am working on it.

Even though I ran Portobello Road earlier that morning, I wasn’t prepared for what it looked like at 11:00. There were masses of people. This view shows the throngs of folks stretching out about two blocks. The crowd actually extended over a mile. It was non-stop from 11:00 to about 3:00 when we left. I don’t know how much longer it went.

There were antiques, fresh fruits and vegetables, a variety of cooked foods (crepes, bruschetta, paella, curries and more) and even a thriving flea market. We’ve read that Saturdays are the busiest. It was quite an experience.

Quite a diversity of things to look at and a diversity of people to look at them.

After Portobello Road we boarded the tube (which was more complicated due to outages on the district and circle line). We had to take a more circuitous route to get to Knightsbridge. Harrods! All the while we made sure to “mind the gap”. I think from now on when I hear a recorded female voice with a British accent, I will have a mental picture of “the gap”.


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