Friday, November 12, 2010

I know they're only shops

Oh but the shops! ...



You really know you're not in Sydney when you're walking down a random street window shopping and you come across a Damien Hirst exhibition in a tiny shop. Manolo Blahnik is making a personal appearance in the shoe department in the evening. There's a pet spa opening in October in the Department Store, where you can also pick up an elvis costume for the pooch while you're there. There's a hatted restaurant that looks for all the world like hole in the wall dumpling bar just down past where they sell the guns, and they're queuing for ugg boots in Covent Garden.

I find all this quite confusing - a mix of excitement and alienation - as though I actually come from another planet, in a galaxy far, far away ...

2 comments:

Denise said...

It's sounds so interesting compared to the US where most of the shopping is big box stores.

Rose Red said...

mmmmmmm London shops! love lovely London!