London: Going into Town

Yesterday I spent a glorious afternoon in the Victoria and Albert Museum in the galleries for the Medieval and Renaissance periods.  If you haven’t been, do go.

Today I believe I must go to the Tate Britain.  I understand there are quite a few Turner’s there.

Also, yesterday evening we had an impromptu blognic.  Given the short notice, quite a few people came!  It was nice to see faces new and familiar.  Since I am still a bit under the weather, I ran out of steam toward the end and started losing my voice.  It is back, but not strong.

Some of you have sent SMS to my UK phone.  Thanks!   Even if I didn’t immediately respond, I did read them.  One in particular I bring to your notice: A request for prayers for an 18 yr old killed in a motorcycle accident.  RIP.

Since I am using my Jurassic Motorola Razr (I miss this phone) for the UK sim, SMS me (don’t send MMS or lots of data) at 07501852559.  It may be that I will settle somewhere in the evening for a little bit.  Not sure.  I’ll post a comment under this entry to that effect and maybe add a Foursquare checkin.

Alas, I will leave all too soon.  I am in my final days here.

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  1. asophist says:

    The Turner’s at the Tate are great! I believe the Tate has more Turner’s than anywhere else. “Ship in a Snowstorm”, one of my favorites; it was painted on the Thames, I believe. There is quite a story behind that painting, which one may look up. Turner used to hang out at The Prospect of Whitby pub at Wapping Wall. Lovely place. Check it out, Fr Z, if you have a chance – especially the upstairs restaurant (if it’s still functoning). It’s one of the very oldest pubs in London, built in 1520, and is the oldest riverside tavern. Whistler hung out there too. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I’d get in touch by phone, but I’m not in London right now.

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