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Portobello Quirks - in pursuit of the unordinary

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Portobello Quirks - in pursuit of the unordinary

How many eccentricities make up one street? How many quirks of colour and situation, proximity and juxtaposition, contrast and comparison can one find in a single afternoon? What does it take to define a street in only a handful of pictures?

Sometimes the narrator needs to quieten down and let the imagery weave the spell, let imagination do its turn...because sometimes, the truth is so strange that nothing could be too far from it.

How many stories can you weave through these images?

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road





Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road





Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road





Portobello Quirks - in pursuit of the unordinary





Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Spot the fake




Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road





Portobello Quirks - in pursuit of the unordinary





Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Nothing Edwardian about the bike, Sir




Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road





Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Five hats and a pout




Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Dreadlocked diversity?

What is the probability of so many quirks to gather on one street and be captured in the space of an hour in one afternoon? And what does that say about the street? You tell me. As I said, I'm taking the backseat on this one.

7 comments so far:

Mike Dougan said...

Seeing these images makes me realize I don't miss the UK at all.... Well, maybe the beer but that’s about it.

Long time since I was last in London but I've never been in Notting Hill. Looks interesting.

Erinn said...

Brilliant! This is a great series of shots. Maybe it's because I come from a city that can be a bit bland, but it's very interesting to see all the different things, places and people grouped around one locality. Top marks.

SloganMurugan said...

Awesome!

charu said...

oh, the legs! definitely the (disembdied?) legs, my favourite... quirky, lovely shots!

Flaneurbanite said...

Mike: It's all a matter of relative perspective, right? Thanks for dropping in and for the words of appreciation - hope not to disappoint with future posts:)


Erinn: Thank you so much! You made my day with your kind words:) In India now and raring to go. The feel of this blog is about to change:)


SloMo: Thanks, as always:)


Charu: Thank you! The word 'quirky' defines Portobello Road :)

jyothy karat said...

Legs Legs Legs!!

Flaneurbanite said...

Jyothy: Haha:) It's summer time in London - you do see a whole lot of leg!

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