Ridley Road Market
Date of Last Visit: Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Victim: Me
The Damage: None. That was the beauty of it.
The Background: I just spent a good 30 minutes fondling the goods at The Turkish Food Centre. To get TO the TFC, I had to walk through Ridley Road Market. It was almost so cool (as in awesome, not cold) that I refused to look or stop or stare. I wanted to save it for my walk back.
Because Ridley Road Market is fantastic, and there's not a Spanish tourist in sight. (I love Spain and its people and their cameras, which are often quite nice. But sometimes…) In Ridley Road, it's me and the tripe. Just the tripe. I have never seen so much tripe in my entire life. EVERY BUTCHER.
And then there was this couple, with their egg stall. An EGG STALL. I thought this was pretty awesome. I found this great write-up of the market, and they talk about the couple who run the egg stand and their eggs. Neat.