Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Monday, 19 September 2016

A quick run on Monday through London (Part II)


I visited museums for old and modern Art 

e.g. Tate Britain 

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and Tate Modern

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revelled in Street Art 


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and felt refreshed by Nature 

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saw Things battling hard to survive 

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or having lost the fight against time already

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 dreaming seclusively of times bygone

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while others, overhauled,  look somehow like fakes: 

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As it is Monday evening (but I promised to write, so discipline wins) I was a bit in a hurry, sorry - in a few days I will show you the last (condensed) part of my impressions of lovely London.






18 comments:

  1. Many different art forms. This was a delightful display and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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    1. Thank you, Emma. I love London very much, visit it often - and am looking for sights that are a bit unusual-

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  2. Well illustrated categories. I do like the stepping stone.

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    1. The stepping stone was in a cafè on the top of a building near the Thames - but they were rebuilding something, so it was almost out of use. Sadder: my beloved garden museum in Lambeth was closed - forever...

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  3. I love the "battling hard to survive" house and I like how you displayed the photos; all are so very interesting Britta!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you! The house, Maria, was really a very strange thing - there were people living, but not only the outside looked forgotten - I refrained from posting a photo of the window -- shudder. Greetings, Britta x

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  4. You must visit the Sir John Soames museum in Lincolns Inn Fields. It is free too, and they just ask for donations. It is wonderful.

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    1. I folloerd the advice of yours some years before, Tom - and LOVED the Sir John Soames museum so much that I go there on every visit to London (and compared the inside of my head once with the way the museum collects and stores its treasures). I also love the Geffrye Museum very much, especially the period gardens.

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  5. Not easy to say that these shots are London, except for the Tate Brit and the Tate Mod and the phone box. The street art and could be any European City, even Berlin could it not?

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    1. Berlin has more street art, I think. In my next post I will show a very (theme) British one :-)

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  6. The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and sprayed on the back street buildings

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    1. The minute I read it, Gwil, I hears the musich - or am I wrong that I think of Simon & Garfunkel?

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  7. The "Battling to survive" house really caught my eye. Made me wonder how it came to be left standing there so different from the other nearby buildings, who lives there, and how much longer it would be left to stand there.

    So much to see with all of the different street art.

    I loved the photographs of the lotus and the pretty age-worn stepping stone.

    My son lives in Germany right now, but has been to London several times, and is visiting Rome right now. He enjoys living in Europe because it is so easy for him to travel to different cities and countries any time he gets a few days off from work.

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    1. Thank you, Susie! I guess - but it is only a guess - that a very old person lives in that house (strange things in the window - but there lived someone) - and maybe there is a battle of lawyers?
      The beautiful lotus I saw in Kew Gardens - always a visit when I am in London, as I do love gardens so much.
      In which city does your son live? I've visited Rome last autum: so beautiful! (But my heart beats for England).

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  8. Heavenly! It looks like you got to immerse yourself in lots of art, both in and outside of museums. Love those lotus blooms, too!

    Like Susie, I'm intrigued by that old home, too. If only it could talk...

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Arts were only part of my stay - the most important was - combined with London - the visit of my old friend Trish.

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  9. As an enthusiast of street art, I'm especially impressed by the mounted scarecrow galloping out of Romney Marsh from a garage-bay door. A lively piece of work. One can almost hear the hoof-beats!

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    1. Thank you Geo., I always learn something by you: I didn't know that it was Romney Marsh (looked it up now) - how did you find out? I was also fascinated by the vigour.

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