October 13, 2003

Walthamstow, E17

walthamstow markets without the market
We went to Walthamstow markets (postcode: E17) for the first time yesterday. An extended Leather Lane/Chapel Street (I work in Clerkenwell) for the senses, a Portobello Rd without the tourists (or the antiques), a mile of shopping without the fashion, and a "cacaphony" of activity. And what photo do I take? A brick building just above one of the market stalls for Polaroid purposes. I did take about half a dozen photos with my film camera, but there are still 30 left on the roll so it'll be a while before those are seen.

Special thanks go to the people who have linked to this site - in particular, we were Coolstop pick of the day on Saturday, and mentioned in a whole string at Things Magazine who didn't find this through the weblog index listings but through, believe it or not, Reflectoporn - but the link isn't as bizarre as you may think. The magazine I work for coined the word, and a colleague registered the domain. To drive more traffic to my old site I put a Reflectoporn gallery on it and from there, Things Magazine found my new site.

A word about my old site
The three or four people who used to visit KimGilmour.com have been wondering what's happened to it. Well, I just got bored of it! I can't think of anything else to put on it, really. I'm not looking for work, so I'm not going to turn it into a CV, and I don't want to turn it into a weblog again. And so it's gone into hibernation, but when it comes up for renewal next month I'll re-register it.

Posted by kimgilmour at October 13, 2003 09:03 AM