5.19.2007

Scenes from Notting Hill

From Gray to Blue...Spectacular Skies!
May 2007

My iTunes: Good Love Is On the Way by John Mayer

You don't think that I was going to share yesterday's shot and that was it for the sunny day photography did you? :) Of course not. I mean, afterall, I did have a whole day out wandering and that was just one place I went. Earlier in the morning, I took the tube to Notting Hill with a friend of mine who I was blessed enough to see for the morning. She is visiting the city with her husband from Texas and we penciled in some time to get together and explore.

There is absolutely no way I can share just one image here. This neighborhood is so ecclectic and fun with the buildings painted in so may different vibrant colors and the greenery everywhere...it is wonderful. The main street running through Notting Hill is the very well known Portobello Road. The narrow road is filled with bakeries and antique shops that could take days to sift through if they are given the proper attention. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, they have a large fresh market. It's abundant with the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and fish that leave your mouth watering and wishing you hadn't even so much breakfast right down the street.

You can tell it was a perfect day for getting shots there. The brillant blue sky was the ultimate backdrop for this artistic architechture lining not only Portobello Road but street after street throughout the neighborhood. I hope that you enjoy taking this small tour with me through my lens.

Take care friends!


Rainbow Houses
May 2007

The Perfect Tea Spot
May 2007

25 comments:

aphotoinhand said...

Aww! I really like your first picture.

I'm seriously in love with the sky.

Anonymous said...

Great photos Anna, the colors are really nice. Reminds me more of colors you'd see around the beach. I guess they are in your neighborhood? Dad

Beverly said...

Your sky is so blue. I'm so glad the rain went away for you.

Sarch said...

You make me want to visit Anna....they should hire you to work for the Department of Tourism (or whatever clever name the Brits call that deparment).

Alice said...

Oh my, what a beautiful day you must have had. I love the colors and the pictures.

Just wanted you to know that I am on a campaign for a new camera...like yours!

Love you, Mom

Chad Oneil said...

Really cool, that first one is my favorite.

You and I would have fun shooting together.

Mark said...

I'm a bit envious of all the world-renowned places you get to visit without going very far. Also that someone from Texas besides me is over there enjoying it.

Let's see, what can I photograph around here that anybody's heard of? Hmmm... South Fork Ranch (from the primetime soap "Dallas"), and the site of the Kennedy assassination.

Besides that, I've got nothing.

kenju said...

I like them all, Anna, and if I ever get over there, I definitely want to see Portobello Rd!

Mike said...

Hi Anna, these are some colorful places. Are these in your area? Isn't the sunshine great!

Julie Blair said...

Great shots Anna! I love them all...really like the cafe sign! I have never been to England or Europe for that matter but I agree with Sarch you make me want to visit!! :-)
Thanks for sharing!

eurorebs said...

More pictures! More pictures! ;)

Gorgeous.

<3

photowannabe said...

Love your tour and would love to sip a cuppa with you at that cafe.
Have a fabulous weekend Anna.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

sky like that allows me to believe in the great beyond...

John Roberts said...

Yeah, the first shot is the best - blue on blue. It works.

You sometimes downplay your writing ability, but I like your captions and stories almost as much as your photos.

Moi said...

the blue skies are beautiful...and rainbow homes ......perfect ....with sun sparkling through them.....a beautiful day put, truly!!!

Moi said...

* a beautiful day out
OOps!!!

CG said...

These are seriously great compositions. Deceptively simple but so captivating!

Peggy King said...

Hey, I just read about Notting Hill and the Lazy Dazy Cafe! Working on my to do/see list...can't wait!

aphotoinhand said...

Anna! Hi again! I forgot to answer your last question... You asked me where Dan was.

Well, to be honest... I don't really know. I haven't talked to him in almost a month now. :/ Hopefully he'll return. If he happens to get a new photo Blogger or something of the sort, I'll make sure I link you.

Have a lovely day. :)

AphotoAday said...

Love the first photo, Anna... You have a great sense of composition What an interesting place Portobello Road is... Looks like you had a lot of fun exploring with your friend...

Rag said...

Wow...beautiful colors!

Helpmate said...

Spectacular! Love the vivid colors. Hope to be checking your blog more often again. Enjoy the sunshine!

Kendra said...

I love the blue on blue in the first pic. Monochromatic is my favorite color scheme.
Nicely done.

Cris said...

oh, I would love to go there, the movie really put this neighborhood in evidence. Wonder if that garden they show really exists.

JAM said...

That top shot with the sun is incredible. Simple but really nice. "Good eye" as my Father In Law used to tell me.