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Smithfield Market. I used to work at an agency near here, a place of great character, pubs like the 'Hope' are open at 6am in the morning under special licence for market traders. A full English breakfast with Guiness and champagne to celebate an account win on a few occasions.

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A beautiful, inviting entrance!
John Prior: They are grand
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Sep 2014, 07:37
These gates would grace any Cathedral, John
John Prior: It is a wonderful building
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Sep 2014, 07:56
Aha - memories of when the consumption of alcohol during daytime was considered the road to perdition, which all of us of a certain age remember. Love the gates here, presumably they have a preservation order on them?
John Prior: In July the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has sided with campaigners battling to save large parts of London's Smithfield market from demolition, rejecting a £160m proposal for a new complex of offices, shops and restaurants as "wholly unacceptable".
Unusual colours but I like them a lot.
John Prior: They were painted about 15 years ago, before that just brown.
What beautiful gates and so colourful.
John Prior: Yes they are rather splendid, they were painted about 15 years ago, before that just brown.
Looks like a great place...
John Prior: It remains largely unchanged, development plans got thrown out in July
i like the partially open gate, really makes your title very apt. and great colours
John Prior: Indeed
Wonderful gates aren't they.
John Prior: They are rather fine
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 1 Sep 2014, 17:38
I thought it was a mosque at first John, not a place to buy pigmeat.
John Prior: All sorts of meat for all sorts Chad smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2014, 16:45
How inviting. LOVE those brave colors.

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