Snapshots of Notting Hill

Wednesday, 1 May 2013
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I haven't explored Portobello Road properly since 1997 other than sort of nipping in and out of its fringes on my way to Westbourne Grove. Lil L and I got a little lost after leaving a friend's Notting Hill flat (I can't tell my right from my left) and ended up checking out the market by default.  I got a little excited pretending that I was Hugh Grant strolling through the Portobello market with the season changing from summer to winter and back again (remember that scene??).

I wonder how many kidneys and Birkins I have to sell in order to afford one of those colorful terraced townhouses?

13 comments:

  1. I loved the consignment and charity stores in Notting Hill and it's just such a nice area. As for kidneys and Birkins, I'm guessing a gazillion? ;)

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  2. I had 6 very happy years living on Ledbury Rd in a run down dilapidated flat surrounded by spectacular properties - location, location, location....

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  3. hi Marlene!!!! how are you????

    I can see you're having wonderful week there! We have awful weather here and we cannot even go out for market...

    I really wish I could organize our time and visit there one day! There are so many beautiful things I?m looking forward to see there..

    take care and have a lovely week!!! xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

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  4. Like always, these photos are so lovely! Seems like such a pretty lil area. :)

    xxTheresa

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  5. Hee hee, yes I remember that scene. We only had a quick wander through Notting Hill so I will enjoy more time there next time we visit. Seems that spring blossom are a perfect accompaniment to the pastels of the buildings!

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  6. I never realised it was so colourful. Wonderful shops - sometimes it's good to go the wrong way.

    So did you have a nutella crepe then?

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  7. Your pictures really make me want to jump on the next Eurostar. It's so pretty!

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  8. Amazing photos!! I love those old Mews & always dreamed of living there too! Makes me miss London even more!! #homesick Andrea xx

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  9. I can't wait to explore this little pocket! Soon!! gorgeous shots.

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  10. I worked on Portobello Road in the Eighties. It was fun then and it wasn't uber trendy.

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  11. These photo's are so gorgeous! You've really captured the character of Notting Hill. Makes me miss it so much!

    - Mandi
    Find Me A Muse

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  12. your pictures always make me want to pack my bags marlene.. ;) gorgeous as always, now about hugh grant..

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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