My first experience of the Borough Market was almost 2 years ago today. Thankfully my original experience of the market was saved in an email to a special someone back in 2008, how I captured a simple lunch break has reinspired me to write more. Photos absolutely tell their own story, however, I feel the senses can be sometimes stimulated on another level with the “written word”.
I have deliberately kept these photos pretty raw, the natural colour and light capture the essence and tone of the story. I hope you enjoy my little snippet of a sunny afternoon in London town.
“I work just across from london bridge so when I look out the window I can see the thames, its just a hop skip and a jump to the markets which are hidden down a side alley, when you emerge out of the alley it feels as though you have transported yourself into a country town on market day!!!
My boss took me there last week, she knew I was a bit home sick and wanted to show me what was on offer here in LonDON!! my eyes were wide open when I realised there were foods from all over europe just waiting to be devoured!
First stop was a poultry stall, they do a little stand for lunch, chicken burgers and wraps, I had a wrap today, complete with salsa, rocket, some kind of mayo and the ever important fresh chook! I proceeded to fill my face with the wrap while walking around the stalls…
They seem to like the word “Organic” here fresh salads, cured meats from France and Italy, home made breads served by a very eccentric English man – thick accent and a very cheery disposition.
After a while I realised that the wrap was dripping salsa and mayo down my front – it was so tasty i had no idea!!! so i pulled up a pew on a large pillar and made myself nice again.
Anyway, the best olives are sold here – i promise you, the best you’ve ever tasted, they are giant green olives from spain, if I could send some over I would! I bought some for a picnic I am going to on Sunday. I tasted some cheeses, sun dried tomato’s and a little glass of champagne.
The colours are amazing, fresh fruit and vegetables, smells are intoxicating – the bread in particular – i smell it and know that the carbs are going to my bottom before i even eat it!
A delight for the senses, it will be my lunch time ritual every friday!!
So now I am back at my desk… eating some fresh blueberries.”