After my trip to Londinium at the weekend I rekindled my great love affair with the Underground. Love it. To bits. Efficient, fast, everywhere and with every nationality under the sun all squeezed into cramped carriages. Thus I shall be reading here in future… http://london-underground.blogspot.com/
All the stuff that doesn’t belong elsewhere… May or may not be near actual Cork… Free WIllie now has a shop!
And then there was the third part… For years I’ve wanted to go to the Tate Modern and it didn’t disappoint. Even the walk over from Blackfriars over Norman Foster’s (have I mentioned him before 😉 Millennium Bridge is breathtaking… St. Paul’s on one end, the Tate on the other… Before you even get to any of the works on show there’s the vast turbine hall. No installation on at the mo after they filled in the crack… And the slightly impressive view from the restaurant… You are, of course, not supposed to take pictures anywhere inside […]
This is slightly shorter as the second of my religious experiences I had over the weekend is one I couldn’t really take pictures in, at least not many… Went to Shakespeare’s Globe as they call it down by the riverbank for their fantastic production of King Lear. It’s incredible to see people who know what they’re doing play out something like this. No amplification, no artificial sound effects, just the staging of the time and all in the most incredible auditorium open to the warm London Saturday night sky. Even all three and a quarter hours of […]
I have donkey loads of these to put up so I may as well get started – feel free to skip ahead if you’re easily bored 🙂 I was in London over the weekend for a flying visit and ended up having three honest to goodness religious experiences, the first of which was totally unexpected. Remember I was talking about Norman Foster a while back? Well turns out my train into the city form the airport brought me into Liverpool Street. I saw something looming ahead on the way in, guessed that we were going to end up close to […]
It’s booked. I’m going here: for this: And here: for this: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/duchampmanraypicabia/default.shtm