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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Markets are fun: Tuba guy at Colombia Flower Market

Fire Tuba?? What's that?


When I was in Colombia Flower Market I saw this innovative performer. Touch of fire makes an ordinary tuba player quite special.

 Don't know how it's done. Anyway the tuba is the most suitable music instrument for a fire blowing from a bell part of it. Trumpet would be wrong with angle, trombone too long, horn you'd burn your hand.



Friday, January 20, 2012

Markets are fun: Stroud Food Market in Cotswolds

 Cotswolds. I'd adapt more easily in Southern part of Cotswolds than Northern. It has hills and ups and downs which makes me feel at home. I find flat land uninviting. Perhaps because I am from a mountainous country?

The market is full of fresh supply of vegs. You get greeted by those perky looking colourful ones at the entrance of the market. It will wake you up in all senses.



 And prices tagged are reasonable. Not at all posh, which you would expect in such area.



Ohh, Rainbow Chard. I grew them last year in my garden for merely adding colour in otherwise green dominated space. Their taste is really, really wild spinach. I can't decide if I like the taste but can't help being drowned to this magical colour.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Markets are fun: Spitalfields Antique Market in London


 In Spitalfields Market. A guy in charge of a furniture stall gets relaxed on his horse.


 This screams PRETTY. If my kitchen got a clean slate, I'd start right from here.


 Pretty much all of them had contents untouched. Nasty and vile? Or sweetened with age?



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A street snap

The coolest of this summer. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bekonscot Model Village


There are more than 200 buildings ( one of them is on permanent fire with smoke coming out from the top of the building), 3000 inhabitants, 1000 animals in those 6 model villages. Not only structurally speaking, a good old 30's feeling is in full swing in the air - we are looking at the "model" culture where communities function well. We should probably study it closely.