Saturday, September 11, 2010

Portobello Road

Saturday: Up early for a trip down Portobello Road. That was insane--so many people on such a small street! But it was fun, and they very truly do have anything and everything, just like the song! I even found a guy selling bird whistles, so of course I had to get one, and man, they are just as hard as the kid in the Disney movie makes them seem--I'm sure Christian and Sean could get them to work within seconds, but I had some trouble. I was singing Portobello Road the rest of the day. Love that song.
Portobello road, Portobello road
Street where the riches of ages are stowed.
Anything and everything a chap can unload
Is sold off the barrow in Portebello road.
You’ll find what you want in the Portebello road.
Rare alabaster? Genuine plaster!
A filigreed samovar owned by the czars.
A pen used by Shelley? A new Boticelli?
The sniper that clipped old King Edward’s cigars?
Waterford Crystals? Napoleon’s pistols?
Society heirlooms with genuine gems!
Rembrandts! El Greco’s! Toulouse-Letrec’os!
Painted last week on the banks of the Thames!
There’s pure inspiration in every creation.
No cheap imitations, not here in me store.
With garments as such as was owned by a Duchess.
Just once at some royal occasion of yore.
In Portobollo Road, Portobello Road
The fancies and fineries of ages are showed.
A lady will always feel dressed a la mode
In frillies she finds in the Portebollo road.

Can you tell what they are singing?
Listen close--it made me laugh.
video
There was an entire store full of old sewing machines--you would have loved it mom--It was awesome.
“Burke’s Peerage;” “The Bride Book;” “The Fishmonger’s Guidebook;”
A Victorian novel, “The Unwanted Son;”
“The History of Potting”, “The Yearbook of Yachting,”
The leather bound “Life of Attila the Hun.”
Portobello Road, Portobello Road
Street where the riches of ages are stowed
Artifacts to glorify our regal abode
Are hidden in the flotsam in Portobello Road
You’ll find what you want in the Portebollo Road.

Tokens and treasures, yesterday’s pleasures
Cheap imitations of heirlooms of old
Dented and tarnished, scarred and unvarnished
In old Portobello they’re bought and they’re sold.
and I even found a WWII gas mask for Elein, just as she requested--seriously, this place is full of wonders! It's very interesting, that's for sure.
Portebollo Road, Portobello Road
Street where the riches of ages are stowed
Artifacts to glorify our regal abode
Are hidden in the flotsam in Portobello road.
You’ll find what you want in the Portobello Road.

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