Saturday, May 22, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

Train JourneyImage by joedawson via Flickr
It's here. It's finally here! Awoke to summer this morning, the room was illuminated by sunlight coming through the curtain and London beckoned. Although alcohol had occupied the previous evening, I entertained my brother and my partner celebrated a birthday, we weren't going to ignore the invitation. The train journey was standard, the head bands I have introduced recently still receive inquisitive stares. Yes, I wear head bands. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.

The destination was Hyde Park, although in no particular hurry we were content to just stroll through London. Arriving at the Tate Modern after an unintentional journey to Cannon Street, we were supposed to change at London Bridge for the Underground. This proved to be convenient because at the Tate I was able to learn the inspirations and background behind my partners course work. From her studies, including work inspired by the museum she achieved the maximum grade possible! Aerial high five!! We agreed that we would visit the Tate regularly, specifically for the Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera exhibition, which offers a fascinating look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted! There were many people enjoying the sunshine along the South Bank, those on skates appeared oblivious though! We travelled onwards towards Covent Garden and then to Carnaby Street. Introduced to the Elephant Parade which is a conservation campaign that shines a multi-coloured spotlight on the urgent crisis faced by the endangered Asian elephant. They were amazing and we considered painting our own elephants at the Carnaby Street store but the booking price made sure that didn't materialise. After reaching Oxford Street we travelled to Hyde Park for the remainder of the afternoon. Let's get it on in public! Public transport!! It was revitalising to relax in the sunshine, combined with alcohol and a carefree attitude. I could definitely get used to this..

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