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London Visit- Part 6 Covent Garden


When we visited London for the first time in January 1970, we were intrigued by the market at Covent Garden and loved eating lunch in the area restaurants.  We attended a performance of the Royal Ballet - one of our favorite ballet companies- and the entrance seemed to be right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the market.  In July we returned to Covent Garden on a very hot Sunday afternoon and were so disappointed.  The market was gone, it was jammed with tourists, and globalization had replaced the very English establishments with the equivalent of an American mall food court.  In September we decided to return yet again on a cool weekday afternoon for lunch and spent a very pleasant hour at Le Petit Chez Girard's court level outdoor cafe.    This was one of the views from where I sat and sketched.


There is something so enchanting about this sketch. I love it.

Shirley -- FANTASTIC!!! What a great great sketch -- and perspective! EXTRAORDINARY!!!

Ahhhh! One of my favourite places in London. We always stay at a hotel just a short walk from Covent Garden and love to sit and watch the passing parade. Thanks for the memories. Here is my version of the same spot.

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