Last evening after dinner we decided to take a walk to watch the sun set over Parliament. (Literally, not figuratively!) Every city looks different after dark. We enjoyed the winding down of activities along the south bank of the Thames.
Today we went to the National Gallery. I didn’t take photos of paintings, but couldn’t resist taking a shot of a common visitor site…people checking messages on their phones.
The National Gallery provides free wifi, so what else is a person to do? Anyone can see Vermeer, Turner, Constable, Gainsborough and all those other dead artists on the internet! Perhaps my most humorous site today was a fellow walking through the rooms with his iPhone held high over his head, recording a video of his passage. He never looked at the paintings.
We enjoyed seeing some old favorites (some were not up at present), some of the collection that hasn’t been up on previous visits, and were surprised by a few new acquisitions. It’s sort of like catching up with an old friend to see what’s changed and enjoying what hasn’t.