Friday, February 15, 2013

Lunch at the Borough Market (London)

 "Lunch at the Borough Market (London)" by Andre
Size: 20 x 28 cm
Media: pastel

I think I should to explain what you see here.
Here is the smart city rat that eating an apple, being hung from below on the sewer grill of Borough Market in London.

The Borough Market has a reputation as the country’s most renowned food market. It’s a place where you to come to discover the tastes, aromas, textures and colours that only fresh, seasonal food can offer.

As each market, it carefully washed at the end of working day; waste water runs through the sewer grating down, into the city drainage system. Not surprising, there is an active wild-life in the canalisation. Here is something that I have seen in real life, right in the middle of the busy road going through the market: the apple rolled away from the stand and stopped on the sewer grill. An underground citizen - the rat, had hung itself from the inside and was lunching. Lunch was lasting quite long: the rat freezed like glued to the grill, in this spiderman position, and it didn't mind neither cars that passed tight to the apple, nor people that crossed the street.

Like most of people I am not a big fan of rats, but, man, I felt such a respect to this smart and dexterous creature - bravo! My applauds!


  1. This one is very cool. I like it a lot.

  2. Good story !! And good work , as usual :-)))

  3. Светлана БельковичFebruary 16, 2013

    !!! железные нервы!!!!!

  4. Pastel is excellent and heroic rat has intelligent eye.

  5. Sondy KrickAugust 23, 2014

    Unusual subject matter! The texture of the piece is super exciting and appropriate for your painting. Like it a lot.

  6. Brenda MatsonAugust 23, 2014

    Something different, that's for sure....great story attached to the pastel...great stuff!

  7. David and Sue WhiteAugust 23, 2014

    Great texture and subject.

  8. Fabulous work and subject. I am one of the few that loves rats.