Friday, May 22

Colors of London.

One of the most charming things about Notting Hill, the neighborhood we rented our flat in (the pink one just below), were the beautiful row houses. We dawdled down the mews every day on our way to the Tube, fantasizing about which one would be ours...in a perfect world. I picked a pretty little aqua colored one with an olive green door that once belonged to George Orwell. My friend Joni chose the eggplant purple one with the charcoal gray door. We'd be neighbors and meet for tea each day. Yep, in a perfect world!

Our Notting Hill flat.

Our street, Portobello Road.

George Orwell lived here.

An eggplant beauty!

Eye candy!

Just like sherbet.

Posh!

27 comments:

Dottie said...

i can't wait to visit, i'll be there in 3 weeks!

3 o'clock walk said...

who knew London could be so colorful! Go figure!

Nonna Illustration & Design said...

I love the bright pink door in the first image. I wonder if I could talk my husband into that?

Joanna said...

Ah, I so needed a virtual trip back to London on this Friday morning. Lovely! Thank you!

Carissa said...

love these photos! what beautiful flats! I feel like you couldn't help but be happy living there surrounding by all those cheery looking houses! ah, what I would give to go to London.

kelly said...

ColoUrs! xx

Sarah said...

Lovely, lovely photos! Victoria- would you mind sharing the site where you found your flat to rent?
Thanks!

cindy : quaint said...

i wouldn't have guessed they were in london. wonderful!

sally said...

gorgeous colors but it's no sf! :) still london does have it's lovely charms.

French furniture said...

Amazing photos. London is just great!

mrs boo radley said...

When I'm old and frail and can't get out any longer...please make a slideshow of these for me. I will be satisfied for hours.

Beautiful!

{lovely little things} said...

I love the colors, so much character in a building facade, if only more people did that here!

Laura. said...

these remind me of the marina in san francisco! you totally have me dying to visit london (or san francisco).

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks everyone - I think these colorful flats are kind of common to Notting Hill, and maybe not so much the rest of London, but I am not certain.

Sarah - yes, we found this flat here:

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p90517

It's a grest service and it's always more comfortable (to me, anyway) to stay in a home/flat.

An Carol said...

it`s fantasy and colour street of all window :)

penny patten said...

If I was to live on a little street in the city, I would want it to be one like that! Love the colors!

The Shy Chef said...

So pretty!

down and out chic said...

this is certainly eye candy. i have two friends moving to london so i'm going to start saving my pennies for a trip!

parlezvouskiwi said...

I lived in London for 3 months and never saw these coloured beauties - gorgeous!

Lucy C said...

I'm so glad you had a good time in London and the pictures are stunning. Notting Hill is one of my favourite places in the city to go for a walk, and one day I'd love to own one of those coloured houses. My money's on the pale yellow one in the last photo at the moment - well a girl can dream.

Terri said...

I love architecture. I came across this and thought it was an awesome collection of photographs. I love the first one the most. What a compelation of beauty! I personally have a collection of door photos and window photos. I would like to do something with them. Yours are spectacular!

roysie said...

Beautiful colors. London is one of my favorite places on earth!

Danielle said...

Nothing better than beautifully coloured doors and windows!

anna said...

Yey, pretty London. Fabulous photos. I love the eggplant and grey too. The prettiness can be found all around London but usually in little hidden mews streets. I love my home.

Katrine Ny said...

Hahaha, my friend Maj and I did exactly the same kind of thing (deciding which houses should be ours in a perfect world) when walking around in YOUR city, San Francisco - especially in the Haights! SF is so colourful too! Love it!

Parusha said...

Wow! I need to head west more often. I tend to stay east in London and don't take in all the 'magic'. Strangely though, I spent the weekend in the west country and found lots of beautiful colourful houses there. England isn't all grey I guess! So nice to see your post!

sarathira sukiman said...

i went to london once when i was 11, at that time i was in a barbie world, i wasnt really all worked up on beautiful places, but as i grow older, notting hill is one of the places that id like to visit and someday own :) watching movie and seeing your nice photography really helps!