Balgove Larder in St Andrews is full of contradictions.  It is a market, and a cafe; some animals are livestock, some are pets; you can shake off the night before or begin the evening to come.  But most of all, Balgrove Larder is a place out of time and very much in the moment.

In this photo-essay, I hope to capture the wide range of color and flavor of Balgove.  If you have been, these photographs should remind you of what you invariably loved; if you haven’t yet visited, this tour should tell you why you should.
James E. Bell
Balgove Larder, Brussle Sprouts
Balgove Larder, Cattle
Balgove Larder, Three little pigs
Balgove Larder, Welsh Cider
Balgove Larder, Scones etc.
Balgove Larder, Meat
Balgove Larder, Cheese
Balgove Larder, Eggs
Balgove Larder, Bread Baskets
Balgove Larder, Bottle Shelves
Balgove Larder, Tea
Photos by James Bell
James E. Bell is on a sabbatical from his secondary teaching position in the States and working on an MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Culture at St. Andrews. Last year, three of Bell’s photos were featured in the redesign of Pandora Internet Radio’s Chicago offices.  Bell’s prints have been shown at several Chicago cafés and gallery spaces and his Youngbell Photography was selected by Google Chicago’s field marketing team as one of 200 Chicago organisations to support the creation of local content; the team felt Bell could “offer a beautiful view of Chicago.”  Several prints are currently available in St Andrews at Fred’s Emporium on South Street.
To see more of Bell’s prints, options abound:
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