Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spitalfield markets

As we are staying in what used to be a gangland area of London now being gentrified- kind of- we decided as the weather was cold and foggy to not go to far, and explore the local area. Also it was a craft/ art date at the markets so decided to investigate the area, as these markets have been around for about 40 or more years. We found our way there and while jeff had a drink I whiled my time looking around all the retro, dubious antique clothing and assorted arty stalls. It was a mini reconascence for trends for my accessories but didn't find slot that was different. Spoke with a no. Of young crafters and found many were degree or guild grads trying to make a living with their passion and as with Australia there has been huge cutbacks in the arts in Britain and they were feeling the pinch of the economy. Sounds familiar!
But I bought a couple of scarves some pieces of jewellery and nearly a top hat. I did find some interesting street art and graffiti to finish off our afternoon.
Oh and loved the cute wedding double decker awaiting a bridal party - that was cool!

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