8 February 2016

columbia road flower market


after church yesterday, we took a little detour on the way home to peruse columbia road flower market. i was absolutely delighted to find in this place another total wonderland corner of london. i was buzzing with joy the whole time we were there, starting as we walked closer and closer to the market, as evidenced by the number of people on the street with big, brown-paper-wrapped bunches of flowers under their arms.

those couple of blocks of columbia road were packed with colours, scents, beauty and people. we could hardly move faster than a scuttle down the street because it was so crowded. but the atmosphere was so, so exciting and lovely. i just adored it! here’s some photos of the glorious sights we saw – wish i could capture that smell too! (as well as the energy in the air and the accented yells of the merchants and the happy faces of the buyers…)


god is sure an incredible artist!


  1. How pretty. I love the lavender. This almost makes me want to live in a city.

  2. Charity,

    God's world is beautiful. Did you go home with any flowers?


  3. oh my gosh! they're very beautiful. It's a nice gift during Valentines. They are all pretty :D


  4. This reminds me of the guy on the Trowbridge high street yelling, "one pound a bunch!"

    1. There's a fruit & veg stall in Reading, Berks, UK (It's known as "Smelly Alley") & they call out/yell like that. It's brill:)

  5. Such a gorgeous post. The beauty of the market flowers are stunning. Because of your blog post, we now have a fresh bouquet of tulips on the kitchen counter. So cheerful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. breathtaking! I am obsessed with flowers in cities.

  7. I love your eye Miss Beautiful!

  8. Wowee Zowee! That was breathtaking!

  9. Wowee Zowee! That was breathtaking!

  10. Actually those comments that say Richard are actually from me (your mom). Don't know how that happened or how to fix it :) !

  11. How funny! When I looked back at my comment, it said Richard. Now it shows up twice as me and someone named Richard did leave a comment. Go figure?


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