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As its name suggests Broadway Market is a market street that has grown up on an old drove route, a track or road on which cattle and other animals would be driven into London to slaughter houses and markets. Such roads are characterised by broadness due to the quantity of animals that would be involved and the fact that a broad way gave a better chance of the route being passable because the animals and other travellers were not all concentrated in a narrow way and could choose the better ground for their passage.Today this street in Hackney hosts a mainly food market that fills the street and the shops on either side have a high proportion of eating establishments.
We stopped off at one on a recent visit to London and secured this photograph of cutlery. On a rainy but warm day we were eating inside with the whole of the side of the restaurant thrown open to the pavement. My son noticed the containers of knives, forks, etc ready and waiting for customers and he suggested the shot.
photograph and text © Tony Boughen
Photo Title: Café Cutlery, Broadway Market, London
Camera: Olympus E-M10
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 60mm (120mm - 35mm equiv.) crop
F No: f5.5
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Exposure Compensation: -0.3 EV
Image Stabilisation: On