Neal's Yard

I had the oddest experience here.


The day after @Media, Jeremy led a group of us out to lunch. We wandered up from St. James's Park, through Covent Garden, and ended up entering this little side alley into a place called Neal's Yard that (I thought) I'd never heard of before.


As soon as we walked in, I'm sure my eyes bulged. "I've been here, I've totally been here..." I said, continuing with "...on Flickr."


Sure enough, not two or three days prior, I had seen this photo.


First time that's happened to me. Very odd online/offline world muddying happening here, and I'm guessing it's far from the last time that'll happen, now that we have Flickr.

  • Faruk Ateş PRO 9y

    Hehehe, yeah that's certainly going to happen more often from now on.

    I haven't really had that myself (yet), though I did have it from getting to locations in London that I'd visited 6 years ago and going "hey.. I was here as an even younger kid! cool…"
  • Jenifer Hanen PRO 9y

    Several folks in the group thought they had seen Neal's Yard before.

    Flickr = Deja Vu.
  • Greg Lexiphanic 9y

    You're around London, Dave?

    I swear I saw you on New Oxford Street last week. I was going to stop you (or your doppelganger) to introduce myself but developed massive stagefright instead.
  • Dave Shea 9y

    I was most definitely on New Oxford last week. Tuesday afternoon, to be precise. Shoulda said hi!
  • ben scott 9y

    been there done that (stayed another 11 years)

    did you see the skate shop?

    anyway you need to check east london next time and see what s going on there
  • Gilgongo PRO 9y

    I saw Trumanswater play in the basement of that skate shop. We then went up after with their drummer to eat organic dates. Lovely.
  • Marty DeAngelo PRO 9y

    Pretty amazing when the world blends like that. I haven't had it happen to me in that direction, only seeing shots of things/places that I know well and can ID on site (such as a particular small waterfall in RMNP).
  • Luke Hardiman 9y

    Rough Trade is under the skate shop, good records, moody record geek staff behind the counter. Probably blew the equivalent of house deposit down there in my 8 years in the big smoke.
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