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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Out and About

I've posted pictures of my favourite National Trust garden, Emmett's in Kent, once or twice before. I went again yesterday to clear out my lungs with its lovely fresh air, and was quite impressed by this new addition - a turf couch. It's comfortable, too.

Today I met up with my old school friend Jenny.

We went to Apsley House, The Duke of Wellington's London house, and the nearby Wellington Arch. Then we got on a bus to Trafalgar Square where we went to the National Gallery.

This is Jenny outside the Gallery.

There was an exhibition of how modern methods helped them find fakes, forgeries and mistakes, and make discoveries. It was really interesting.

Some of you may remember last year my post of some of the 1-hour displays people gave on the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, the idea of the sculptor Anthony Gormley. The current exhibition is this ship-in-a-bottle:

The pigeons around the base give an idea of the scale.
Tomorrow - the zoo!


JoJo said...

That's wicked cool!!! Of course here in the states it'd be smashed to bits and the ship stolen on the first night.

Anonymous said...

That is the neatest couch I've ever about "green"! I just love your posts on the beautiful sites you have where you live...keep them coming! Thanks for sharing!

Music Wench said...

Thanks so much for sharing these! I absolutely love that you share your experiences with us. :-)

SnarkAngel said...

That couch LOOKS comfy!

Tess said...

The ship-in-a bottle is Amazing!

Eliza said...

I saw a news report about the making of the ship in the bottle..lovely to see it in place in your picture

potzina said...

I want the same couch!

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