Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Columbia Road Flower Market

This past Sunday, I went to the Columbia Road flower market in northeast London.  It was a bit of a hike from where I'm staying, but well worth it.  I always enjoy discovering new parts of a city, and this area was lively, diverse and had real heart to it.  The flower market is held every Sunday and is about two or three blocks long.  The market is lined with dozens of stalls, and it is packed to the gills with people!  
I loved this guy.  Full of laughter and constantly moving -- and could you just die for his outfit?!
This seller kept yelling, "OMG! Lilies for a fiver!"  He was a crowd favorite and sold lots of plants.
This young girl was sweet and well-mannered.  She quietly offered flowers and quietly took people's payments.
Peonies are a hugely popular item at the flower market.  Nearly every flower stall sold large amounts of them.  Most of the peonies were the lighter pink color -- but there were some white and magenta ones as well.  Everywhere I looked, it seemed that someone was carrying away a bunch of them.  By 12:30, one stall already was sold out of peonies!
If they run out of peonies, just buy a tree.


  1. Very Pretty! I hope you are having lots of fun and I miss you.

    1. Thanks, lady! It was so fun to be there. I miss you too and hope to see you soon!

  2. great place to get out and shoot - love so many of these.

    1. Thanks so much! It was a bright, sunny day -- and so many gorgeous flowers!


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