One day in London town, five or six exhibits, a journey down memory lane …. by the end a whirring brain … worse a shattered body – my feeeeeetttttt, shinnie shin shins, hips – hips – hips – smoothly clickety click - they still work I’m pleased to say ….
You know … quizzy me … I suddenly thought I’d better get up to town and do, what I wanted to do … quick in and out visits with a strange mix of 7+ subjects …
|5 Carlos Place - the fashion house|
First: Antiquarian scientific illustrations, together with natural history prints and maps – in a fashion house;
|Emily Young's sculpture 'Rudra' - a Rigvedic deity equated|
to Lord Shiva, associated with wind, or storm and
the hunt - one of the statues found outside Tate Modern
Third: into the Tate Modern for the first part of Steve McQueen’s work spanning film, photography and sculpture (12 Years a Slave);
|part of 1841 "Map of Kensington"|
The Hippodrome is lightly coloured;
the streets where I lived had followed
the contours of the race course
Fourth: up to Notting Hill for a nostalgic walk past my old flat, and …
Fifth: on to an art exhibition at the west of the Hippodrome – the race course that ultimately became north and west Notting Hill;
Sixth: on to Tate Britain, where Steve McQueen has the second part of his exhibition about Year Three (aged 7/8) pupils in London;
Seventh: last but not least … to the Saatchi Gallery to see the Tutankhamun exhibition … I missed the 1972 one – long queues I seem to recollect which are just not my scene – thankfully nearly fifty years on I’m still here and it’s come back!
|Brochure for the Tutankhamun exhibition|
There’ll be a few of these … not sure how many – depends how carried away I get writing them … the history of the Hippodrome area could easily stretch to an A - Z …
|I was completely exhausted ...|
Well … this is a start of some postings – and should see us through to the end of August or perhaps even (probably) September.
It was a very long feet day … lots of walking … 9.30 morning train to Victoria arriving 11.00; 11.30 I get to the fashion house … at 4.30 was my timed entrance at the Saatchi Gallery – it closed at six. Giving me time – just – to drag my aching body to Victoria and my 7.15 evening train home …
|August's prompt 'Long Shadow'|
The quizzing blogger had had her chips that day … was I glad to get home – the next day I don’t think I moved!
That will cover my next ‘few’ posts … ‘We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB’ will appear at month end, then the WEP challenge mid-August – with the prompt being … ‘Long Shadow’ …
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