Saturday, March 2, 2013

The People in My Neighborhood

More random photos from Portobello Road, taken during a quick outing on Thursday to buy light bulbs. (It's great to have a hobby you can practice anywhere, at any time!)

I try to be discreet when I walk along, looking for interesting people.

But sometimes they see me, and I'm not sure they're happy about it.

This guy was taking a break from making smoothies to spend time with a good book. Can't say that I blame him.

This woman's pants were what first caught my eye, but then I was handed a photo-op within a photo-op!


  1. It would seem to me that where you live is such a fascinating place. There is always change and there is always life moving, moving, moving.
    I love it.

  2. I love your street shots of all the little stores with their wares on the street and the people. Wonderful shots of the people.

  3. I see another book in the offing...Lovely shots. How is Olga today?

  4. Loving your world!! It is difficult to be invisible with a camera but I think you do a fantastic job ! You must have a cloaking device. Love the copper pots and fresh fruit and guy reading- with that funny little bike in front, photo is complete.

  5. I LOVE these -- I just so love your "eye."

  6. Recursive photo-in-photo moment :-)

  7. The one of the elderly woman looks like she saw you taking the photo and wasn't happy about it! :) She looks just like the woman who played the old woman in Titanic. Maybe you scooped her!

  8. Grandma in the raspberry beret is gonna get you!

  9. Ms Moon: Well, like anywhere, some days are better than others. Sometimes I walk down the street and I don't see a darn thing.

    Ellen: Thanks! I love all those little objects and details, too.

    E: Olga is fine, though she's annoyed me this morning, as I will write about momentarily.

    Linda Sue: It's amazing how people have a sense they're being watched. I can be standing across the street keeping an eye on someone, waiting for just the right photo opportunity, and inevitably they will turn and look at me!

    Elizabeth: Thanks!

    Peter: Exactly!

    Lynne: I think that Titanic actress is dead now, so I don't think it's her. :)

    Nancy: It sounds terrible, but I always figure old women are safe photographic subjects, because I can certainly run faster. :)

  10. That is one interesting neighborhood...full of photo ops! Very cool!