Bun cha, kingfishers, and puppets who become real

Today I decided to explore the East London neighborhoods of Hackney and Shoreditch.  I work in Shoreditch, so I’m there every day, but I’ve never really taken the time to take a closer look outside of work.  The exterior is gritty, not pretty, but it’s arguably the hippest part of town and, on closer look, I saw why.  The shops and markets and street art are terrific.  I found a row of Vietnamese restaurants and stopped for some delicious bun cha, and then stumbled into the Backyard Market where I met an artist named Mia Hawk who sold me a colorful kingfisher print for my dining nook.

When evening came, I hopped on the bus to South Bank and saw the National Theatre’s stage adaptation of Pinocchio.  I didn’t quite love the music, and the audience was younger than seemed appropriate for the dark tone, but the stagecraft and puppetry was magical.

One comment

  1. Cindy Davis · · Reply

    Love the Kingfisher!


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