Visual diary: Oh so quiet at the Columbia Rd Flower Market

12th August 2012

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columbia rd flower market 4Thanks to the splendid weather and the Olympics, 2 Sundays ago on a late afternoon I took a short visit to the Columbia Road Flower Market, less crowded as expected and easy to roam around freely.

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columbia rd flower market 8Prices dropped dramatically at around 4pm I scored a ridiculous bargain, a bunch of 5 hydrangeas for a fiver as seen on the Hydrangea post.
columbia rd flower market 5Crazy Shini has a basket bag full of wilderness.
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A pit stop at the Lilly Vanilli Bakery on Ezra St, chillin with Shini with an iced coffee and aubergine pastry.
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My outfit: Vintage camo jacket – Blitz London, dress (scallop hem DIY) – Uniqlo, boucle boxy bag – c/o MCM. (Thanks Shini for the outfit snap)
Until next time, I’m ditching my heavy DSLR for a Yashica FX-3 Super 2000.

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  • Reply Olga 12th August 2012 at 19:40

    Fantastic look!!!
    Very beautiful dress and bag!
    Gorgeuos flower!
    Stunning foto!

  • Reply Marsha Thomason 12th August 2012 at 20:13

    It’s been years since I went to Columbia Road market, I’ve lived in the States for years. But your pictures made me long to be there once again. I love your camouflage jacket and bag alike!

  • Reply she 12th August 2012 at 21:17

    these are amazing photographs.

  • Reply Leeann 12th August 2012 at 21:47

    You look pleased with your purchase.
    Beautiful shots.

  • Reply Matt 12th August 2012 at 22:04

    Was watching the closing ceremony and got distracted by your this post ;p

  • Reply Vixen's Heart 12th August 2012 at 22:49

    Woop woop your flower market post looks incredible and I love your outfit.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 13th August 2012 at 00:47

    Oh god, the man is a hot stud.

  • Reply Alice 13th August 2012 at 01:56

  • Reply Sam 13th August 2012 at 03:37

    Bahahaha love the stalker shot Kit!
    notfairnotfairnotfair- I was at the flower market and there’s only a Pacific Coffee nearby for a pitstop drink! I was showing my friend you and Shini’s website and she’s also super jealous that HK isn’t as photogenic as London. She says “we don’t have well-dressed people at our markets, we have shirtless old men with beer bellies hanging out”

  • Reply denise 13th August 2012 at 08:30

    such pretty pics kit!!! the flower market there is definitely ten times more glamorous than the flower market in HK!

  • Reply Nana 13th August 2012 at 09:23

    You’ve made my morning, thank you Kit.

  • Reply Eleonor 13th August 2012 at 09:26

    I’m in London next week, the flower market is top of my must visit list.

  • Reply Duck 13th August 2012 at 10:53

    Hubba hubba man with the hunky arms!!

    • Reply Kit Lee 13th August 2012 at 11:24

      @Duck – You know what to do, pin him.

      @Denise and Sam – There’s have a flower market in HK? I wanna check it out.

  • Reply Rainermaid 13th August 2012 at 22:12

    Such a beautiful visual diary and the shot of the handsome flower seller, please do more soon?

  • Reply Mert 13th August 2012 at 22:18

    I love visiting the flower market especially on a sunny day, what puts me off is how packed it is every morning.
    Love your photos.

  • Reply Mel Green 13th August 2012 at 22:34

    Again, beautiful photos and well thought out composition. Oh man that guy is gorgeous 😀

  • Reply casey brown 13th August 2012 at 22:40

    I find the Vanilly bakery ridiculously over priced, don’t go there.

  • Reply Paulina 13th August 2012 at 22:42

    I love your photography so much I kept coming back for more.

  • Reply Viki Imrie 13th August 2012 at 23:45

    Your photos are so beautiful! What a lovely post.x

  • Reply Angel Leong 13th August 2012 at 23:46

    Love how you teamed your army jacket with a pretty skirt and bag, the less grunge look.

  • Reply beton 14th August 2012 at 00:26

    Stunning post.

  • Reply Theresa 14th August 2012 at 11:04

    Looks like my plan for the weekend is to visit the flower market, cheers.

  • Reply Flying 菲 14th August 2012 at 11:05

    I love your outfit!

  • Reply Rika 14th August 2012 at 11:36

    Oh Kit kit, that guy looks HOT!
    Love all the photos, your outfit, the food urgh jealous.

  • Reply Sue 14th August 2012 at 16:58


  • Reply Agnes 14th August 2012 at 17:16

    Hi Kit, long time no speak, I see you are doing very well with your blog and photography. Hope we could meet up over coffee one day?

  • Reply Leng Lui 14th August 2012 at 23:47

    I want to go there!

  • Reply Vincent 14th August 2012 at 23:48

    Loved both your Hydrangea and market posts, hope to see more soon.

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    I love these flower, nice outfit!!

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