Journal for Thursday, Feb 4, London late morning, afternoon
I was going to finish up my London photos tonight, but realized it's going to take one more day to do so. This first photo is of one of the absolutely delightful young women who served us breakfast each morning in our hotel. You can see a little of the breakfast area in the background, and I wish I'd taken a few more photos in there. It was fun, some mornings, to join a table with people from Italy, or Australia, and hear about someone's research, or acupuncture practice.
Here's my very tired little one, on the Tube, heading from the Buckingham area, to the Tate Museum.
Can you tell that the Tate Museum is modern art? It's another of the many FREE London museums (a VERY nice feature!) This was a work of many brightly colored bunk beds, many of which had books on them having to do with the Holocaust, and then large dinosaur sculptures here and there interspersed among the beds. You be the judge, and extract meaning from this . . . .
Here you see a bit of the dinosaur just above the beds. You entered the room through the plastic . . . ribbons? . . . down below. This room, the Turbine Room, was the only one in which photography was allowed. We felt very rained on as we got to this museum, so I liked this quote.
And then we headed off in search of food. We found a little cafe, where people were standing around throwing darts, and I ordered Scotch Pies & Chips. No color balance here!
We headed back toward the West End, where our hotel was. The parks (Russell Park) were open by this point in the trip, and this was the first non-frozen fountain I saw. The parks in London are wonderful, and I'd love to see what this is like, with lots of people all around (and pigeons!)
I'd been secretly wanting to photograph a mom with her baby in the stroller, but this was the best I could do. People in London have much, much nicer baby strollers than we have here!
Thanks for looking!