Thursday, February 02, 2012

Brick Lane / 磚塊巷

上學期去了兩次磚塊巷,不過當時並沒有認真拍照或速寫,再加上那附近的貝果很有名,不如趁放大假時趕快去!

I went to Brick Lane twice last term, but I didn't take many photos or do any sketch. Thinking about the famous Beigel Bake, I might as well go during the two-week-long break!


在利物浦車站下車,這裡人潮來來往往。

I get off at Liverpool Station. There are always bustling crowds here. 


從上週末開始氣溫開始掉到零度以下,倫敦進入冬季最冷的階段,那亮麗的陽光會騙人的。

Since last weekend, the temperature has dropped below 0 Celsius degree. February is the coldest month in London. The dazzling sunshine can be deceiving. 




這一區有很多穿著正式的上班族。

There are many well-dressed office workers in this part of the city. 






轉進巷子裡便安靜許多,還有英倫味的小店和餐廳。

Taking a turn into one of the lanes, it becomes quieter. It's a nice surprise for me to find some British-looking shops and restaurants. 




舊史披頭夫市場也是這一區重要的景點,不過它感覺很商業化,對我來說沒有很強烈的文化特色。

Old Spitalfields Market is also a very important tourist spot in this area, but it feels very commercial. It's not edgy enough for me. 


況且我總是對吃的比較有興趣,但這種地方食物很貴。

Well, I am always more into food, but the prices here tend to be shocking. 


我倒是很喜歡這家店的店名。

I do love the name of this restaurant. 


還有左邊鬍子叔叔喝酒的樣子。

And the way the uncle with a beard on the left drinks. 


史披頭夫基督教堂歡迎訪客自由進入。

Christ Church Spitalfields welcomes visitors to drop in. 


走進去看了一陣子才發現有位先生安靜地坐著讀聖經,應該是是牧師。

After I look around for a while, I realize there sits a gentleman reading the Bible quietly. I think he is the priest...


再往前走一點點就是磚頭巷,這裡可是孟加拉印度社群的集聚地。

I walk a little forward along the lane to find myself in Brick Lane, where you can find a taste of Bengladeshi food and culture here. 






這是印度版的速食店。

This is the Indian-version fast-food restaurant. 




我走進一家糕餅店。(不是藍色那一家啦!)

I walk into a pastry shop. (not the blue one...)


點了羊肉口味的pakora,是用雞豆粉團去炸、包肉或菜的辣味點心。

I order lamb bread pakora, which is a small spicy fritter containing pieces of vegetables or meat, made with a batter of chickpea flour and deep fried. 




又點了甜的ladoo,是用綠豆粉和糖做成的甜點。

I also order sweet ladoo, which is a golf-ball size dessert, made from sugar and gram flour. 






神奇的事又來了,這明明就是一家印度超市,但裡面也有賣寫中文字的華人食品喔!

Again, this is obviously an Indian supermarket, but inside, I find Chinese food wrapped in packs with Chinese words on them. 











街頭塗鴉是磚頭巷的一大特色。

Street graffiti is a major feature of Brick Lane. 






也有許多有個性的小店。

There are also various one-of-a-kind shops. 


沿路看到手拿貝果的人們,目標近了!

I see people eating bagels along the way. I know I am approaching my destination. 


就是它!物廉價美!不過我走進去突然良心發現,覺得自己不應該再亂吃了,所以又迅雷不及掩耳地空手走出來。

That's it, where food is cheap and yummy. But my conscience is awake when I go in. I have the realization that I shouldn't eat so freely without control, so I leave at a lightning speed without buying anything. 


今天的網誌就用這張美麗、不會引起食慾的照片收尾吧!

I'll end today's post with this beautiful, unappetizing photo!

2 comments:

Chinyi said...

我覺得倫敦好棒,可以吃到不同文化的食物,不像布拉格,在吃的方面真的有點無聊。

Weichuen You said...

對啊,我這個星期很像遊遍世界各地,不過壞處是生活費很高呢!