This is the view from our hotel room over the weekend! I wondered if it was the same room where Sally Bercow, draped herself in a sheet and tried to look seductive ... I didn't try to copy the look, it was too bloody cold and I'm not such a twit!
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We were in London to see Quartermain's Terms with Rowan Atkinson playing the lead. It was fabulous!
Rowan Atkinson was brilliant in the starring role but so were the rest of the cast.
Rowan Atkinson is St. John Quartermain, a teacher who teaches English to foreign students. He is rather a hopeless teacher spending most of his time in the staff room, sat on the same chair. He cuts as rather a sad, lonely figure - he listens to everyone's gripes and sympathises but has no life of his own.
Throughout the course of the play he spends less and less time in the classroom and more and more time in the staffroom. In the end he loses his job - the last thing you see is St. John by himself in the staffroom, sitting in his chair and uttering the words "Oh, Lord".
We saw the play on the Friday night and on Saturday after a breakfast full of calories we grabbed a taxi to Brick Lane to see whether there was any new street art. The first thing I saw was this stencil. There were quite a few dotted about the place.
I knew that there were a few new artworks by C215 - a french street artist. KP spotted this one.
KP spotted this one as well.
As well as this one.
This one we had spotted last time. Some works don't last long - works are forever being painted over.
We spotted this new work.
And next to it was this one.
This is a photo of the reflection of the one above in a nearby cars window. I remembered this from my Photography Course - which ended on Friday. I have however booked to go on another course in April with many of the people from the previous course and with the same tutor.
Can you see the two skulls?
As we walked around the area, it was very, very cold. It was desperately trying to snow.
In some of the shots you can see the snowflakes.
We happened along a fashion shoot! I bet she was cold!
This was painted on a nearby hoarding and quite accurately reflected the weather.
I liked the pink boots.
I will let you admire the art rather than rambling on!
Another C215. I just love his work.
Another C215. We only spotted two cats. I think that there were some more which we sadly couldn't find.
The sheer size of some of these artworks is impressive.
Just to show that there was some snow in London - just not a lot.
After all our walking we popped into a local Indian Restaurant for a late lunch before heading to the National Gallery and looking at the work of artists such as Van Gough's "Sunflowers" as well as some of the works of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable amongst so many others.
In the evening we had another theatre assignation - this time to see "Mama Mia" - a shoe tapping extravaganza. Everyone in the auditorium were on their feet dancing to "Waterloo" at the end.
Another fabulous theatre experience.
After breakfast on Sunday we visited the National Portrait Gallery to see the Man Ray Photography Exhibition - which had been recommended to me by our Photography tutor. Some stunning black and white photographs - only in my dreams could I create some of the stunning portraits.
Until next time,