Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Transformation of Covent Garden

When I moved to London in 1990, I occasionally used to wander round Covent Garden my lunchtime break from grad school.  Back then, the market had quaint shops, traditional cafes and slightly dodgy side streets.  Fast forward 24 years, and it’s completely new place: elegant and contemporary with posh bakeries, live performers, a sparkling Opera House and Dior.   All this housed in authentic Victorian market architecture and connected by cobbled stones rubbed smooth from treading.  So festive and wonderful is Covent Garden that I’ve made one of my photos of it into this year’s Christmas card. 

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