Fire in Camden

Saddened to hear news of fire that broke out in Camden Town on Saturday. Especially since Saturday was sunny, warm and lovely (although it was a record breaking temp of 16.6 C, human induced climate change anyone?). I have not heard any word as to cause of the blaze, just recall seeing it on BBC after getting home that night. The news reporter kept saying how everything was getting back to normal and I’m like fuck! Camden Town’s on fire and you say everything is back to ‘normal’ again? Bloody hell. The fire severely damaged one of the most well-known, historic parts of London, not to mention peoples’ homes and livelihood. And what exactly is ‘normal’ for Camden or anything else in this world anyway? Camden is still one of the great urban settings of the world where ‘the weird turn pro.’ I wish it the best in repairing itself, but taking into account its tenacity these are cuts and bruises that will heal over time.

http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/council-and-democracy/news/2008/feb/fire—3-chalk-farm-road—stables-market.en;jsessionid=49F1EE41F12BBC3F1BA7A34D317C00E6.node2

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7237119.stm

2 Comments so far

  1. sean (unregistered) on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Only 1 of the many markets was damaged, not all of them. So it is a cse of don’t panic. The rest, the majority, of Camden market is open for business.


  2. yw (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

    with reference to ur dimsum post on 2nd feb, dimsum is an afternoon thing, instead of a weekend thing. dimsum originated from hongkong and its counterpart in the uk is the afternoon tea.
    it was NEVER a weekend thing.



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