I've come down to the lobby of the hotel to load the photos…

I've made a gallery….     to share the rest of the photos i took yesterday.

I walked through the market yesterday. It was an interesting experience…I was treated with great suspicion with my camera. I was aware of a distance from people as I photographed… discussion about my presence and the camera was obvious and I made a discreet exit pretending I didn't understand.

I might be wrong, but I imagine many are illegal immigrants…

I'm glad I didn't take my big lens with me….

Past the confrontational markets I came upon vintage clothing and textile craft markets… the smell of food was delicious and I bought Moroccan lamb for my lunch and took it back to my hotel. It was delicious.

I'd already had a bagel, cream cheese and smoked salmon earlier in the morning in another cafe for breakfast.

When I got back, there was a note to say my luggage would arrive at the hotel in 10 minutes…. I decided to stay in and wait for it….

I laid on the bed and instantly fell asleep for an hour and a half…..!!!

The luggage arrived and I was able to change clothes, and get the cords for my camera to upload photos…

A huge weight lifted from my shoulders and I decided to tale the big camera and photograph. I have purchased an "Oyster card" which allows me travel for $65 for the entire time I'm here… and it's exciting traveling on the tube.

It's a bit like being in a live video game…..!!!

The photos in the gallery are of the markets in the morning.

Covent garden, and Trafalgar Square.

It's chilly today for the first time on my trip.. so I think I will have to do inside trips today.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Wonderful photos, Pam! I love London and feel I just paid a vicarious visit through your eyes. When you live in the U.S. the oldest buildings are only a few hundred years old and I so appreciate the history of European ones. Thanks….

  2. Pam says:

    Sally, you’re welcome…..

  3. ann says:

    I love the graffiti man at the top of this post, I pass it by when I visit my son and D-I-L.(I live 100+ miles north) Love your gallery photos, its interesting to see what you have chosen. Graffiti is another art form. When I read you were in London I thought you were here for the Quilt Festival at the N.E.C in Birmingham, so I looked out for you. Enjoy your stay in the UK.

  4. HI Pammy,
    So glad that your luggage turned up. I think I showed you the quilt I made with graffetti applique. That graffetti mouse (rat) turns up in lots of cities in Europe. As you know I just love London so if you get time you might be interested in Spitalfield Markets. Have a look at this blog ( and see what you think. Also, you might be interested in the work of Rob Ryan He is a paper cutting artist and has a shop there also. Oh I wish I was there, I wouldn’t even mind the cold. The Proms are on at the moment as well!!!

  5. peggy says:

    I love London too an done day am going back and spend a lot more time there. I love your graffeti… have a scone and clotted cream for me Pam….

  6. Pam says:

    Ann, thanks….. no, I didn’t accept their offer this year….
    I’ve enjoyed myself just taking time to observe.

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