Monday, 24 August 2009

Monday Meander

I went into town today with every intention of seeing this exhibition. However, it is on at Tate Britan, not Modern-how could I be so wrong?! Anyway, I had a very pleasant walk along the river from London Bridge to the Tate and later to Charing Cross. I am meeting my Dad tomorrow morning at Kings College hospital so I might go to the exhibition in the afternoon!Icecream outside the Globe theatre. I love icecream vans, how they look kind of vintage, even the modern ones. I like the little flags and the large sign on the front. I am not that keen on icecream though-only occasionally.This man was very busy with his sand sculpture. He was earning a little money while he created. I donated £1 and managed to get it in his bucket which was about 10 feet away, earning a 'good shot' compliment from the man standing next to me. It must be all the years I played netball.This man is doing what I am just too cowardly to do-I hate all the attention you get when you draw or paint in public. At least he has chosen quite a secluded spot.Talking of spots, I saw these on Steven's Happy Accidents and then on Tiny Red. They are quite impressive but also quite tatty. They must have been up for a while and have lots of minor graffiti all over them.More skillful graffiti here.And some ironic graffiti here-this is back in Greenwich now, Blackwall lane to be precise. Poor old building.

11 comments:

Renee said...

What an interesting walk Sarah. People and things to catch your eye.

love Renee xoxo

Anairam said...

I love land art (or whatever the term is) - I hope you still make the exhibition. Aaah -you just had the most beautiful finds in your post below! The light box I can imagine will come in very handy, and I love the letters. I would put them in the kitchen on the cupboard where you keep your cups. But you will first have to remove all the cups but one, otherwise you will have to get an extra "S". Hmmm, I can see how that might be a bit too much trouble, so scrap that idea ... The stained glass window is simply stunning! I think I need to visit London again to do some market shopping!

parallel-botany said...

London looks magical. I love the painted trees!

parallel-botany said...

Oh, also, I think I've been missing your blog lately because I lost all my blog feeds during a recent browser upgrade. :(

Never fear, I've re-subscribed. I'm back, baby!

frayedattheedge said...

another lovely post - I'm most impressed by the sand-sculpture!

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I love the Globe Theatre. In fact, I love London full stop and cannot wait to go there at the end of December. Lovely post.

Renee said...

Just entertaining myself in your etsy shop. All so lovely.

Love Renee xoxo

Rajesh said...

This is definitely very interesting place to be. Beautiful snaps do full justice.

Liz said...

Wow... what an awesome sand sculpture!

Tracy said...

This is a very London walk...oh, how I miss London! That sand-sculpture-sofa is amazing, and so is the graffiti! That exhibit you saw looked very interesting...But odd in a way that it was at Tate Britain and not Tate Modern...mmm...Great either way though! Happy Day, Sarah :o)

Poetikat said...

I really like Long's work! The photograph on the website looks fantastic! I hope his work is shown over here sometime.

Kat