columbia road flower market | hoxton

Monday, 27 October 2014

just a few snaps from my morning out at the columbia road flower market on sunday. rebekah and i wandered over after a delicious brunch at ginger pig in hoxton, and got caught in the midday crowd. we should have known better, but getting anywhere before 10am was really a bit of a laugh, wasn't it? it was a nice day to be out at least; the rain stayed away and the wind was light, so it was nice to be out in layers, and not getting too windswept (especially having just washed my hair!) along the way.

we found some really strange looking plants out at the market this time - we both picked up a couple of stems of brassica, as well as a potted one so we can try and grow our own. it's basically a cabbage flower? it sounds so weird, and when you look at them, they totally look like cabbages, but something about them really caught our eyes... i mean, look at the colours of them! so damn pretty!

on a dreary london morning, it's definitely any wonder so many colours can exist in the same one place. and funnily enough, even despite the crowds milling around and clamouring for the same stalls and trying to fight each other off the last of the good-looking roses, there's surprisingly no attitude about it all. it's the effect flowers have on people, yo. trust me. flowers make people better humans.

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I've never been .. should probably add it to the never ending and ever growing list :)
    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  2. Beautiful photos Erica! I've never seen some of these flowers before, loving the cabbage flower. ;) x

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  3. Pretty cabbage flowers!

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  4. they're a laugh, aren't they!

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  5. they're crazy, huh!

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  6. hahah, whennnn will you baaaaack neeeeext! x

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  7. They are pretty cool cabbage flowers! I have never seen anything like them before! x

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  8. If it makes you feel better, I've gotten there at 8am and it wasn't any less busy. And I was out of bed at 8am on a Sunday. The joke was on me! xo

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  9. that IS good to know! x

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  10. isn't the pineapple fab?! oh, i love brick lane too... nothing better than wandering East London on a Sunday... x

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  11. aren't they crazy! (they smell a bit now... oops)

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