Friday, July 18, 2008

I love London

We spent last Saturday wandering around the South Bank. It was a lovely afternoon and there was lots going on.

Despite all its problems, I really love living in London because of the diversity and wealth of cultural experiences available - free!

Like this dance troupe entertaining the crowds queueing to get into the Hayward Gallery.







This is Appearing Rooms, an "aquatic sculpture" by Jeppe Hein. You can walk through rooms formed by the water jets.

You can see the London Eye in the background and Big Ben too, if you look closely.









There was live music outside the National Theatre and people were square dancing.













There was giant furniture there too, which Mr KE loved.

"Grass" sofas, armchairs and coffee table.
















This is "art" too, but I didn't really get it. Something about music and light responding to human movement.














This is the "Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef".

All the coral is actually crochet, which I thought was pretty cool.









Underneath Waterloo Bridge there are long tables set up with second hand books for sale. I have spent many happy weekends browsing here while Mr K-E watches the skaters a few hundred meters away.

4 comments:

charmed said...

You make me really miss London *sigh*

48 said...

I miss Londre-town!!
You are my weekly dose of the crazy town that I adore!

Foodie Tales said...

I didn't realise how much I missed London till I went into the tube(of all places)- I loved the shopping and that strange lady throwing away shoe boxes in Regent Street, sorting out shopping bags in Oxford Street, looking totally dazed and confused in Old Bond Street; wearing a pair of Brunei bathroom flipflops in Picadilly Circus was me. Will be home soon, very soon.E.

Katie-Ella said...

London is lovely on a sunny Saturday. I do miss Brunei though...especially the food :)