Sunday, July 29, 2012

A casual walk in East London


I had such a lovely time in East London with my friends (meet Osvaldo!) and it was actually one of the most interesting areas that I visited during my trip. I was very surprised to find a farm just in the middle of the street, complete with pigs and donkeys! I loved the Columbia Road Flower Market, where at the end of the day everything had to be sold and if Geneviève's home wasn't at the other side of the city we would have gladly filled it with pretty hydrangeas and peonies. We had brunch with eggs benedict and a lazy stroll in Victoria Park, which was full of curious squirrels. Checked a few little vintage places (I'll tell you about my favorite one later), browsed through the beautiful art prints in Rob Ryan's shop and spent some time in the lovely boutique of miss Angela Flanders, she makes homemade perfumes and opens only on sundays. Oh, and had plenty of kitten encounters!
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Ho trascorso una giornata deliziosa in East London insieme ai miei amici (vi presento Osvaldo!) ed e' stata una zona della citta' che ricordo come piena di sorprese. Per esempio non mi aspettavo di trovare una fattoria in mezzo alla strada, con tanto di maialetti e asinelli! Ho adorato il coloratissimo Flower Market di Columbia road in cui a fine giornata svendevano tutto (e se casa di Geneviève non fosse stata dall'altro capo della citta' avremmo fatto razzia di ortensie e peonie). Abbiamo fatto un brunch con uova in camicia e una passeggiata a Victoria Park, che era pieno di scoiattoli bellissimi. Qualche giretto nelle botteghe vintage (vi parlero' della mia preferita nel prossimo post), una visita al negozio di stampe artistiche di Rob Ryan e la scoperta di una boutique molto carina dove miss Angela Flanders confeziona profumi fatti a mano (aperta solo la domenica). Oh e quanti gattini, erano dappertutto!

 






















 no kittens were harmed in this picture, I promise ;)

28 comments:

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Oh Ale, I love seeing your London adventures so much! I wish I could join you - it looks like such fun! <3 The squirrels are so lovely too - we don't actually have any in New Zealand! It is very weird indeed!

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Rebecca Jane said...

All of your London adventure posts and photos have been wonderful, and this one is no different. I have to say though that that picture of such a fantastic looking pig is my favourite, of all things!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Wow, this really looks like such a fun time! I would love to find a little market with all the beautiful flowers. Too bad you couldn't take them all home with you. Sometimes I even think it would be fun to take home a squirrel! haha.
XOXO

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Oh I loved that walk ! I did about the same with my sister last week.

What about the lovely cake we ate at the Vintage Emporium ? That thing was sooo yummy !

x

Le FreakS said...

come sei bella aleee >.< i tuoi psot sono sempre così delicati e suggestivi...non vedo l'ora di scoprire qualcosa in più sul negozio vintage a cui accennavi :)

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Maria said...

Quanto mi sto godendo i tuoi post londinesi e com’è bello vederti passeggiare per le vie dove vivo anch’io. L’East End è un posto magico, peccato la gente non lo visti abbastanza.

Can’t wait to see more! A presto.

Carla said...

Bellissimo post, bellissime foto.
Ti ho aggiunta ai blog che seguo!

Carla
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Preziosa said...

Che bella! Adoro l'ultima foto!

Clo said...

Le tue foto sono sempre cosi graziose e delicate, gli scoiattoli sono un amore, e da una vita che non ne vedo uno, solo a Londra può capitare di imbattersi in una fattoria ;))

Kristian said...

Looks lovely. The last two stots made me smile so much!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

take me to east london :) it looks amazing


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steffy
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iris said...

i tuoi post di londra sono sempre i migliori <3

Olga said...

these photos look so... British:) just perfect!

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Rizza Lana said...

your photos ♥

BaiLing said...

Queste foto sono stupende!
Aspetto con ansia anche io di conoscere il tuo negozio di vintage preferito!

Moda di Coppia said...

Post molto creativo, gradevoli le foto!

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giulia said...

rosaspina, tu sei nata in Itaila per sbaglio!! A Londra sei proprio nel tuo elemento. Peraltro è una città che adoro, avrei proprio voglia di tornarci !!!!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

@Jo - oh thanks dear, I wish we could do that too! (really, no squirrels?)

@Rebecca - that pig was really amazing, I wish I had a sketchbook and a free afternoon to spend in the farm and draw all the animals :)

@Anna Banana - when I was little I was very close to take one home with me, he was so cute and friendly! But my mom wouldn't let me of course... >_<

@Geneviève - that is going to be my next post! The coffee cake was delicious indeed... *_*

@LeFreaks - grazie cara! Lo vedrai presto :)

@Maria - oh, sono contenta! Mi chiedo sempre infatti che impressione facciano le fotografie di una turista a una persona che invece ci vive tutti i giorni!

@Carla, Preziosa - grazie :)

@Clo - haha sì sono rimasta un attimo spiazzata all'inizio! Una soluzione pratica pero', vita sana della fattoria con le comodita' della citta' a due passi... :)

@Kristian - that Mr.Pussy story was hilarious!

@Steffy Pros and Cons - yes! that would be sooo much fun! x

@Iris - grazie cara :*

@Olga, Rizza - thank you!

@Bailing - e' un negozio molto particolare, penso che ti piacerebbe :)

@Moda di coppia - grazie!

@Giulia - haha grazie :) Londra e' splendida e in effetti quando ci vado mi sento quasi a casa, ma sono troppo metereopatica e non sopravviverei piu' di un mese! Dopo tre lunghi anni in Irlanda direi che con la pioggia ho decisamente dato ;)

duecitti said...

Che belle foto! e che carino il maialino...:-)

Erica-Jane Waters said...

Hee hee! The 'no kittens were harmed" comment made me giggle :) So cute! Erica

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Pansy Lane said...

Oh I LOVE THESE! So pretty. I want to go to London!

Le Chou Chou said...

ahh quella collana la conosco :D che bello l'hai portata con te! TVB!!!!

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Minerva Dobrev said...

The place is really beautiful. I went to the same spot when I was staying in one of those cheap hotels in central london. It seems that everything is accessible from the place.

Alfie Dale said...

I totally agree that this place is amazing. It has been a great experience staying also at this hotel in paddington.

Iris Pollemans said...

I suppose I can also try traveling to that spot when I'm in Europe. I really do hope it's accessible to lancaster gate hotel in london since that is going to be the place I am staying in.

Madeleine Norton said...

How far is it from paddington station london? I would love to go there during our stay in the city. It's always nice to go to places less traveled because it would be less crowded than the usual tourist spots.

Charmaine Addison said...

I agree with most of them, it would be nice to travel in East London, far from the hustle and bustle of Central London and away from the crowded area. Though, it's still ideal to stay there because there are a lot of cheap hotels where you can stay while in the city.

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