Photos are permitted in the Tate Modern, so I took about fifty. Here are a few:
|My favorite art history student|
|Zip paintings by Barnett Newman|
|My favorite. Henri Matisse by Derain.|
|Pistoletto's Venus of the Rags|
Behind the museum and down a small hill is the River Thames. What a joy to sit on a bench there and just look at it. Directly across the river sits St. Paul's Cathedral. We could have walked across the sleek Millennium Bridge and toured it, but we were too tired (jet lag) and Paige was chilled. (It was in the 60's during our trip. and cooler down by the river). Instead, we went back to our hotel and took a nap. We made it to St. Paul's another day.
|The Millennium Bridge and St. Paul's across the Thames|
Fortunately, a hotel worker woke us up by bringing chocolates or we might have slept away the daylight. We walked up the street past the British Library and ate at the Pizza Express. Express means something very different in England than in the States. Servers are careful not to rush patrons. You are welcome to use a table for as long as you like. The service was impeccable and our waiter took the time to have a couple of short conversations with us.
We walked back to the hotel in the rain, darting from awning to awning. We still hadn't seen an umbrella to purchase, though we'd been told "they are everywhere in London." If only we'd known the train station and all those shops were just below our hotel! We didn't make this discovery until day three.
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