Afternoon in Camden

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Cate, Nathan, and Sarah looking at hats in Camden Town.
I told some of my friends last night that I wanted to go into the city today, and they said we should check out Camden and the markets there. I'd heard it was pretty cool, and it was. I think I have a problem with thinking that everywhere I go is going to be like it was at some point in the past.... Like, with this, I know that Camden has a history of being important to British rock music. Yes, there were scattered music venues, and a good handful of legitamtely old school record stores, but most of what lined the streets were punk clothing and accessories of a much newer age. Basically, it looks like Hot Topic vomited all over England, and Camden is the result. It was still fun to walk around... lots and lots of shoe stores, cheap (quality, not price) clothing, studded belts and long socks, buttons, etc., but not what I'd expected.

We stopped to eat Chinese food, since I've heard from everyone and their mother about how if you want to eat cheaply in London, you need to get Chinese food. The food was cheap, but wasn't amazing. At least there were enough carbs in it to make us feel full. I've heard it's more exciting on the weekends, so maybe if I go back, Camden will be able to redeem itself.

aysh says:
ewww... hot topic over everything. Great analogy
Posted on: Sep 27, 2006
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