Sunday, December 7, 2008

Welcome To Camden Town

Today you are You, that is truer then true. There is no one alive who is Youer then you.
Dr. Seuss

Today's travels took me to Camden Town/Camden Locks to visit the markets. The guidebooks are full of opinions whether its a worthwhile interesting trip or it's just basically tourist schlock. Truthfully, like many places that illicit strong opinions it's a bit of both. Certainly there is the punk/goth and rebellion element. Definitely tourist t-shirts and similar bric a brac. Unexpectedly though, good vintage clothing/furniture, creative artists and some just unexpected sights. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. One unusual thing though. Many of the owners of the shops had signs around requesting no photographs. One gets the sense they get tired of being treated and photographed like an exhibit in the zoo. With that in mind I decided to focus on more accessible sites and leave the people shooting to another day. But I did people watch and didn't get bored. Also there is lots of excellent food. Just come prepared for crowds. I went earlier in the morning and by the time I left early in the afternoon, the sidewalks were so crowded, people were taking their chance and walking on the street.

Suggs, "Camden Town":

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