Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Portobello People


Our nice spring weather has subsided, at least for the moment. It's 45º F out there right now, and windy as all get-out. Our plants have been taking a beating on the balcony.

I bet these folks are glad they got their Portobello Road shopping done a day or two ago, when it was relatively balmy.




I wish I had more to say, but yesterday Olga and I basically stayed inside while it rained and blew. I did venture out in the afternoon to buy copy paper so I could print some Eurostar tickets -- I'm going back to Paris later this month on a day trip to meet with my friend Katherine, who's visiting there from New York. Should be fun!

11 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

These shots are terrific but that last one with the lady with the shoes and tattoos (?)...oh my.
I hope you get your spring weather back soon. It is still chilly here, too, and we are in constant amazement.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wonderful pics. I love the red socks on the guy with the vase.

I hope the weather improves. It was 40 F. in DC this morning, but will be 85 F. this afternoon. Weather whiplash is so unpleasant.

Angella said...

wonderful bunch! i can't decide who's my favorite but the guy with the vase is a hoot.

The Bug said...

I'm kind of speechless about the guy with the vase (or as he is in my mind, "The Man in an Inexplicable Vest!")...

Sharon said...

I really enjoyed seeing these candid people shots. Such colorful people you found to photograph.

Helene Titsch said...

These are just great! This coming Saturday, barring anything unexpected, I have a trip planned to Englishtown Market. After seeing these, I'm definitely taking my camera!!!

Vivian said...

i just started reading your blog about a month or so ago...i love it!

Peter Bryenton said...

Your crisp photos are certainly much brighter and more pleasing than the current crap weather.

Linda Sue said...

What Peter said- also wondering where that saying came from "all get out"... It's an old phrase my parents used and I am old enough to be your mom so you using that phrase just cracks me up!
sorry about the unpredictable weather- seems to be the trend. after a grey cold wet winter spring can not come fast enough- summer, whatever other season we are supposed to be enjoying....no sun here for a few days.

Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed these photos -- particularly the flowers growing up the woman's ankles.

Steve Reed said...

Ms Moon: Yeah, what is up with those tattoos??

Reya: I like the vase guy's socks, too. They make the outfit.

Angella: I find that if I'm questioning whether someone is worth photographing, I should skip it. The people who are worth it are so OBVIOUS. Like vase guy!

Bug: Or "waistcoat," as they would say here...

Sharon: It's a colorful neighborhood!

Helene: I can't wait to see the results!

Vivian: Thanks! Welcome! :)

Peter: Yeah, this weather has been terrible. Today looks like an improvement, though.

Linda Sue: I don't know where I picked that up. I'm not sure anyone else in my family says it. It might have come from my babysitter in Florida when I was a kid.

Elizabeth: Definitely a tattoo faux-pas, in my book!