Look at these photos. I adore these photos!
They were taken by Clive Boursnell – they are of Covent Garden, London between 1968-1974. Oh, my! Images like this get me so excited about photography – I just want to run outside with my camera right now and start shooting. It’s dark though; dark and raining. And cold.
So yes, today’s Covent Garden is a wildly popular tourist hotspot – full of fancy-pants shops and coffee bars. Back then though it was a huge fruit, veg and flower market, attracting… well, you can see who it attracted – wonderful looking characters!
The photos look really contemporary, don’t you think? I’d be impressed but not surprised to see them appearing on my Instagram feed (and I would heart them all – love, love, love).
PS – what are they drinking in the above photo? Is that beer and milk mixed up? They look happy enough drinking it if it is!