Today I am looking back at the weeks I spend in London visiting shops for British Airways Highlife Magazine. This trip was my second time to London's streets full of historical memories packed into the tiniest of things. The suitcases in Maltby street market were one of these little ventures to take along history. The stories these suitcases must have carried drove me into a fantasy land.
As an American living in New York City I am surrounded by culture. While it surrounds you in your daily life you forget to dig deeper into what it really means to learn from people with different backgrounds and who speak different languages. London carries with it the notion that no matter how forward into modern times it develops it will always connect itself to the past.
The shops and markets I visited were a collection of modern, such as Lazy Oaf, and past, such as Liberty. I will always hold London dear to my heart from its vast collection of wonder.