Appointment at Tate Britain
I requested to see some pieces I'd seen 15 years ago there—part of an exhibit called Turner on the Seine.
The woman ran a search and said it was loaned to another exhibition and never returned. (Art theft!) But she did pull out these two gems from and old portfolio Girtin and Turner had worked on together. She turned page after page while I ooohed and aaahed. At one point I said, "We're past our time. I don't want to keep you on your lunch hour." And her droll reply was, "Don't think I'm not enjoying this too!"
Tate to Tate boat
|Matisse's Escargot is part of the permanent collection at the Tate Modern|
Museum food is notoriously pricey and disappointing. However, some of the best—and most reasonably priced—food we had in London was in the cafeteria near the exit at the Tate Modern. We were all thrilled with our selections.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
|photo by Brinkhoff/Moegenburg, via BBB|
There is a phenomenon in London that is like our family fantasy come true: They serve Haagen-Dazs during the interval at every single theatre we visited. At first we resisted. But little by little they hooked us, and we paid the exhorbitant 3-4 pounds to share a tiny tub of our favorite ice cream.