Ever since I got back from Spain, I’ve been missing that raw richness of unabashed colour that assaulted and overhwelmed my senses there. To make matters worse, London is associated with ‘grey’ more often than with any other colour. Then I remembered Portobello Road. For nothing screams colour in London than this famous curving street lined with Victorian terraces, antiques dealers and funky boutiques. Set in the heart of Notting Hill (yes, the setting for that film), this street is an antique bargain hunter’s delight. I did not visit on a Market Saturday, but I still came away with ample colour therapy to last me a while – along with a healthy dose of serendipity.

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
My blues and your reds – or vice versa?

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Purple shoes against a purple wall. And blues to match.

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Yellow above, yellow below. Colour me sunshine!

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
No honey, it’s a blue awning.

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Mauve. Candy purple. Muted Pink. Wait, what is that colour called?

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Colour me Blue, I’m Lost in You

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Merge into me

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road
Electric, electric blue

 

Colour and Serendipity in Portobello Road
Paint the town red as you go along…


Or take your pick!

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road

Colour and Serendipity on Portobello Road

All in an afternoon’s work. Serendipity will find you, if you only know where to look!

More eccentricities from Portobello coming up – in my last London post to come for a while…

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