Saturday, 17 November 2012

Columbia market dates back to 1869, originally a covered food market of 400 stalls. Nowadays it is stalls on the street and in hidden courtyards that appear only on Sundays. Plants, flowers and bric a brac all on sale, with the traders encouraging you to buy with their sales pitch "beautiful roses, just like you my lovely, 2 bunches for a fiver" ... how can you resist.

11 comments:

Angie said...

Long may they live!

Sharon said...

I'd find it very hard to resist.

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

I couldn't resist. If I lived near there I'd be buying all sorts of stuff from the market!

Tamera said...

I wouldn't be able to resist! :^J

Julie Storry said...

Now flowers are not cheap way down here: the cheapest are perhaps $8 and that is common flower with perhaps 4 stalks. Roses start at $20 for 6 stalks ... $8 is close enough to a fiver ... so this market is actually selling flowers at half price ...

Jack said...

I wonder what his sales pitch is when the shopper is a bloke like me.

Lucy Corrander said...

Will forever wonder what he was looking at.

Karine said...

That's just my kind of place!

Sara said...

That man sure is loaded down with gold jewelry. I guess the flower business is pretty lucrative.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I sure hope "they" do not allow it to die out completely.

LONDONLULU said...

I'm such a sucker for those kinds of sales pitches:) Lovely flower market and capture!