Notting Hill scenes 2
I arrived at the market early in the afternoon, plenty of time to enjoy the place, at this hour, on a weekday, few people, mainly Londoners, buying fruits, vegetables, second hand goods, strolling, admiring old furniture, a true paradise for market lovers
I began to walk attracted by the reflection on the windows of the buildings of the opposite side, suddenly I felt I was looking reproachfully by this man, so serious and obviously disturbed by my camera
So, just a click and I cached him
Portobello Market in West London is one of the most famous street markets in the world. It is a popular destination for Londoners and tourists alike
Portobello Road goes straight through the heart of Notting Hill, the trendy area of London made famous by the film Notting Hill
How to get to Portobello Market
If travelling by Taxi ask to get out on the corner of Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road, this should only be a short ride from the west end area and only about 10 minutes from the Hyde Park area.
By Tube, the best way of all ... go to Notting Hill Gate Station and follow the crowd - yes really, you can't go wrong! The market starts about a five minute walk from the tube station.
By Bus, many buses from Victoria, Oxford Street, Hyde Park Corner and Kensington High Street come close to Portobello, buses include: 7, 12, 23, 27, 28, 31, 52, 70 & 328, the driver should let you know the right stop to take.
By car ... convenient, until you have to park!
Source: My notes and www.portobellomarket.org
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saxo042 (37884) 2014-03-14 21:40
A fine picture and a very interesting note. There are many interesting details to enjoy here. I remember my first visit to Portobello Road in 1963, when I found an old teapot in Wedgwood black jasper ware. A little souvenir I still enjoy.
danos (97885) 2014-03-14 23:40
nice the scenery from the Portobello market with the seller to look at you a bit strange.Very informative youe note about the way that can reach it.I hope to visit London the first days of April for a week to see my son's family that live there.So i'd have a lot of photos to shot from the whole area.
ChrisJ (114095) 2014-03-15 2:13
A good daily life scene from this busy market. Good sharpness and I like the reflections in the bg windows. Lots of interesting bric a brac to look at here with the rather dry and disinterested looking man at left adding a focal point. Tfs!
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-15 2:15
lovely daily life shot with a beautiful variety of shapes and colours. The woodwork with the reflections on the glass makes a fine background and the sleepy eyed shopkeeper :-) a good subject. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
ikeharel (71525) 2014-03-15 4:11
A bit gloomy face expression, but nevertheless the whole is a nice moment on photo.
I can tell he is selling everything: from the footballs, to the Candlesticks (for sure a jewish traditional stuff)and other tableware's. and an empty water bottle...
Spotted for a reflection, vame up with a nice outdoor's market scene.
Buen fin de semana,
Noel_Byrne (31136) 2014-03-15 8:45
Great shot of the eclectic display of goods here in the market, everything from old leather footballs to fine silver. This gives a great feeling for what this market must be like. THe expression on the traders face makes me smile too, he seems to be looking at you rather suspiciously :) Did he see you taking this photo, or was this a candid shot?
All the best
Didi (60588) 2014-03-15 9:06
Une scène intéressante avec une bonne répartition des lumières
Le vendeur semble s'ennuyer, peu de clients peut-être
Bonne netteté de l'image
Quand est ce que tu publieras des photos avec ton nouvel appareil ?
clic (17093) 2014-03-15 14:52
En effet, la marchandise apparaît plus attrayante que la physionomie austere du vendeur!
Les densités ombragées sont quand même bien rendues et complètent magnifiquement l'esprit mercantile de la photo.
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-15 21:43
Ca va toi? So, where are the mushrooms, I thought this was 'Portobello' market...I only see...well, I'm not really sure what I see here!? lol
Are you positive this isn't actually Robert DeNiro, a striking similarity...and his expression would certainly be the Hollywood type that is easily angered by camera's?? :)
Love the assortment of shiny objects and bronzed balls. Hey now, "footballs"...get your mind out of the gutter! hehe And would you look at what he's drinking, now there's a smart man! Great work to capture this shot without causing a scene and grabbing the emotion of this daily life scenario. He does appear put off by your camera...but in the end, you win! :) Loved the text too, definitely worth noting for anyone traveling to this place. Nice job and quick handy work, this turned out quite nicely!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend down South. Be good.
My friendliest wishes from the desert,
ourania (45554) 2014-03-16 10:20
Hola Maria querida,
for a quick capture this picture is excellently composed and effectively framed. The light and the colours are quite typical and easily recognizable. I like how each of the items displayed stands out and how comfortable it is for the viewer to examine them. My glance keeps returning to the vendor, though, he's assumed such an intriguing and intense expression:) I also like how we get a glimpse of the setting through the reflections. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-16 15:15
Looks like a very interesting market for silverwares but this vendor could smile a little maybe he can attract more buyers. Good documentation of the daily life of people with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-17 1:41
Strange assortment of goods in this road side shop. I would not expect to see shining silverware, old footballs and shining red cricket balls under one roof! Like the expression of the shopkeeper as well, he is perhaps wondering what is there to photograph in his little shop.
Good observation to see the beauty of this strange shop and capture it. Thanks for sharing.
P.S Thanks for your Holi good wishes.
Silvio1953 (143320) 2014-03-18 14:14
Ciao Maria, lovely market scene with beautiful objects, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (119577) 2014-03-19 10:41
Intéressante note et belle composition, j'aime les reflets dans les vitres, sur l'argenterie, le rouge qui ce copie un peu partout dans l'image, et puis le regard du vendeur comme s'il avait perdu sa quinzaine ( comme ont dit chez nous) :-)
Sorry ....pour le retard sur tes questions sur la photo des dunes de neige: marcher dessus , non car la neige n'est pas tasser et l'on s'enfonce, 2) oui Jessie était avec moi mais était restée dans la voiture, elle est tout le temps avec moi :-)
Passe une belle soirée
adramad (45670) 2014-03-20 6:06
Una preciosa composicion, de este puesto de venta de objet de plateria, la cara de este vendedor de Portobello, no tiene un semblante muy amigable que digamos, muchos objetos para recrearnos en la imagen y unos preciosos reflejos, los que has captado en los cristales del ventanal que tiene al fondo.
Magnífico color, lo cual da mucha fuerza a la imagen.
Muy buena la luminosidad y perfecta nitidez.
Que tengas un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
P/D. No en un futuro subiré mas fotos de Alsacia, pero es que voy a ir alternando con Malaga, Barcelona y Cordoba, lugares que tambien visite el pasado año.
jmdias (64506) 2014-03-29 16:19
mismo con su mala cara el hombre es un buen personaje acá. me gusta la cantidad y cualidad de los objetos que podemos mirar en la imagen. GPC.
mcmtanyel (22728) 2014-05-09 22:10
The fellow looks so sophisticated with those glasses down on his nose. Very nice daily life scene from Notting Hill, TFS!