I visited London for Blogtacular, an international event for bloggers. How lucky I was to be invited to the Notting Hill Photowalk with the charming famous blogger Kristabel Plummer. She knows the neighbourhood very well as she uses the colourful streets on her pictures a lot. With a group of about 20 women we discovered the beautiful spots, streets and corners.
As I am always on the hunt for green elements everywhere, I also was focused on green this time. Other bloggers were inspired by the pastel walls, the shop windows, bright cars or trendy people. Sometimes we all found a perfect picture on right the same spot (busy). It is great to walk and explore together like this.
Charming Notting Hill street.
Groovy blue wall. Clever contrast with red pelargonium and green wisteria. I am impressed by the daring colours on London houses. In The Netherlands we are not that adventurous. (What colour shall I paint our house – and will our neighbours still like me 🙄?)
Powerful street gardening… This meadow is right in the heart of Notting Hill, London. It’s actually a very large planter on a wall that is surrounding a small front yard. Lovely and happy look and a stunning idea for tiny city gardens. This gardener used poppy seeds and another playful mix of summer fun flowers.
Look up once in a while to see the roof top gardens.
On Portobello Road in London every collector and gatherer of nice stuff will find something of value.
Colourful houses in purple and pink, dressed in luscious green and rambling roses.
Yellow door and a yellow pub, with the typical British hanging baskets full of party plants.
Sneek in the windows and you will discover a charming cactus or two.
One of the most famous flower shops in London is Wild at Heart, one of the branches is on 222 Westbourne Grove. Owner is the well known British florist Nikki Tibbles. It is housed in the Turquoise Island building, with bright blue-green tiling and a roof like an umbrella. Look at the marvelous colour of the bricks that make every flower sparkle.
When organising a photowalk, take care of extra colourful gadgets, like a rainbow or flower umbrella. Plus: let everyone bring a bright coat. Then: invent a special hashtag so every participant will be able to track all pictures that have been made during the walk, like we used #blogtacularphotowalkwest.