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Sunday, December 09, 2012

I wanted to go for another walk today but the weather was a bit yucky so I took the bus to Camden market, to start a desultory hunt for a birthday present for my niece.

Camden market . . . ah, the memories! 30 years ago, in my yoof, I used to hang out there at weekends with my friends. How young and hip we were. EVERYBODY wore black and nothing else, and nobody except the stallholders was over 30.

It's a bit different now, because it attracts people my age as well as the yoof. And quite a lot of tourists of all ages.

I saw a telly programme a couple of years back that suggested that a lot of street fashion in the UK was started in Camden market.

Interesting idea.

There's certainly an air of cultural fusion. You can eat in just about any country in the world there, and I'd guess a lot of it is more authentic than yer average restaurant.

No, I did not partake. Once started, I would have been unable to stop.

I started looking at some of the clothes and I really fancied this frock. Not thin enough yet, but I'll be back. Oh, I can't wait till I can get into stuff like this. I can't WAIT!

The building itself is interesting.

It's a series of warehouses and a former stables and they have horse sculptures to remind you of this.

After the market I headed off to Oxford Street.

Selfridges have an interesting display in their window, which includes a conveyor belt with chocolates on. The thing is, being endlessly dropped and picked up again has made most of the chocolates lose their wrappers.

The result is, like the weather, a bit yucky.

These looked ok though!

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    What an Interesting market! Thanks for taking us on your walk today!


    1902 days ago
    oh quality sweets boy am i glad not many shops sell them over you still had a great day dispite the weather
    1902 days ago
    I am always looking forward to reading your "Walking Adventures".It has actually inspired me to go for longer walks even during the rainy days.Looks like a neat place to shop,and also plenty of fun things to feast your eyes on..(the food looks very tempting!)Good that you kept yourself warm and dry on this outing! emoticon
    1902 days ago
    I did love Camden Market when I visited London back in the early 90's! I had such fun shopping there.
    1902 days ago
    How neat, I don't have any place like that to shop around me! Look's like a great place to just visit!
    1902 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    Shame about the Selfridges choccies. One window dresser for the high jump, I suspect. Not that the unwrapping could have really been foreseen. Heading for Camden and a West End show for my 50th next year! Really looking forward to it. :-)
    1902 days ago
  • LOUISE3518
    Loved your walk.................. it reminded me of my visit to the Boston Market, USA. You market sure has a lovely history....HORSES. Love them. Looking at those hanging tops made me think of how I'd look in them.......... I'M NOT READY FOR THAT YET !
    Chantel.... what happened to your lovely... wonderful outdoor background???? The flowers are nice, but I miss the outdoor beauty.
    Hope you found something special for your niece.
    "Chantal... adventure." Wishing you lots of determination... and letting you know... you're not alone, that's for sure. emoticon
    1902 days ago
    Thanks for taking us on another outing.
    1902 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Another great walk today, thank you.
    1902 days ago
    Lovely pictures, and I sure enjoyed your dialog.
    1902 days ago
  • DOO5136
    Your Camden Market is very much like Quincey Market in Boston. I love that place and sure would love to visit Camden as well. I so enjoy your blog and look forward to each and every installment. Thank you!
    1902 days ago
    Far more rewarding than your muddy exploits yesterday.
    So did you give in to the choccies emoticon
    1902 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your walk round Camden Market today. I appreciated being able to 'virtually' join you.
    1902 days ago
    Ohhh...I love the flower fairy lights!! They're beautiful on your page!!
    Another interesting trip today! Camden market is all indoors? That's a good place to walk around! Those frilly bloomers were quite a sight! I think you should've got them!
    Did you resist the chocolates???
    1902 days ago
    ahh the clothes which was your choice the blue or the black one they both looked a bit like our yoof almost hippish lol
    love the market need another visit but living it through your eyes has to suffice
    1902 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Oh, much better than the mud yesterday! Glad to see you stayed dry today and what a great place for a walk. Thanks for taking us along on the journey! Loved seeing all the unusual things on your blog!! emoticon
    1902 days ago
    I was so happy when I saw, on my activity feed, that you posted! I was also thrilled to see that you gave us another report of one of your adventures, complete with your wonderful photos! Camden market looks like a place I would love to visit. I love every place I've been to in England and I plan to put this on my "next time" list. I know what you mean about the food. Unless they give "tastes" I always end up with so much more than I want or need. The dresses look very chic (but I'm not too sure about that frilly, VERY mini skirt) - I'm sure you'll be ready for new clothes before you know it! What a great place have when you need new smaller sizes.
    Thanks again for a wonderful "mini vacation"! Now I have to get busy, working my way into new, smaller clothes!
    1902 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 2:42:35 PM
    Sounds like a fun day.
    1902 days ago
    Your shopping sure beats the American malls. Wish I could fill up a basket there.
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    1902 days ago
  • DALID414
    Oooo, frilly undies, cute!
    I don't know what's cooking, but everything looked good to me!!
    1902 days ago
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