Category Archives: London

Return To The Tate

Today we returned to The Tate Britain to view the 20th century rooms. It’s an interesting collection considering The Tate Modern is supposed to house modern works. When does modern begin? When does it end? As the Tate Modern collection … Continue reading

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The V & A

Yesterday we took a trip across the city to the V&A Museum. This is a catch-all for all things British and as one British mum was overheard to say to her family, “things we nicked from other people.” Dale Chihuly … Continue reading

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The Wallace Collection and St. James Park

Today we visited The Wallace Collection for the first time. This is a private art collection that was given to the nation at the end of the 19th century by the Wallace family. The family stopped collecting in the middle … Continue reading

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The Tate Modern Museum

As we visit museums this year I find my eye caught by much that was of less interest to me a few years ago. I still love the Impressionists / post-impressionists and old masters, but my appreciation for a wider … Continue reading

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Whose Suitcase Is This?

Wrote this early on and forgot to post it . . . It was a long flight, well two flights – one to DC, the second to London. Over 12 hours in the air and lots of mid-America agriculture to … Continue reading

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Borough Market and Much More

Today we walked toward London Bridge and Borough Market, which we read about in one of the guide books in our apartment. It is a large public market in what appears to be an old train station. From the market … Continue reading

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High Society

Yesterday we rested. I have been having extreme allergy symptoms. This seems to be caused by the air pollution. Cyclists are now buying mini-gas masks to wear for their commute. I’m doubling down on antihistamines and looking forward to France. … Continue reading

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From Cricket to the Elgin Marbles . . .

This trip to London has involved a lot of new experiences for us, mixed in with some old favourites. Paul has faithfully recorded our daily adventures and I’ll try not to duplicate anything. Some of the things that stand out … Continue reading

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The Tate

Yesterday we went to the Tate. There is so much to see there that I cannot begin to summarize in one post. The collection is stunning and changes each time we visit because they own so much art and it … Continue reading

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The British Museum

Today we made our first visit ever to The British Museum. It’s less than a two mile walk from our apartment. Museums such as this give me very mixed feelings. I remember as a child spending days roaming the halls of … Continue reading

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