It was my pleasure to photograph Sári and Béla’s wedding in Hungary in September. I flew back from Dublin and spent two rainy days with friends in the capital city of Hungary, Budapest. On the 2nd day, I took the train and headed down to Székesfehérvár which is a city in central Hungary. In the Middle Ages the city was a royal residence and was one of the most important cities of Hungary: 37 kings and 39 queen consorts were crowned, 15 rulers have been buried there, the diets were held and the crown jewels were kept there.
Nestled in the trendy London district of Notting Hill, Portobello Road is home to one London’s (and the world’s) most iconic and famous markets. Today buzzing with pubs, restaurants and a diverse range of communities, nearly 300 years ago it was a very different place. Portobello Market began as a fresh-food market in the 19th century; antiques dealers arrived in the late 1940s and 1950s, and now have a substantial number of them trading mainly on Saturday mornings. It is the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom and one of London’s ‘must-see’ destinations.
Portobello Road was also the setting for the 1999 film Notting Hill, with much of the filming taking place on the street. The famed blue door, however, no longer exists, it was sold. I’m hoping to give you a glimpse into the mood of this place with my travel pics 🙂 .