Friday, September 5, 2008

In London!


My apologies for being remiss on my posting. I am in London on vacation, doing typical tourist things like visiting "The Lady of Shalott" (1888, John Waterhouse) at the Tate Britain. More to come soon--I promise!

12 comments:

shardcore said...

if you are in london, i trust you have a visit to the huntrian on your agenda?

http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/exhibitions

JE said...

But of course! No trip to London would be complete without that!

Suzanne said...

May I also suggest to visit the often forgotten Grant Museum? It's small and hidden away but definitely worth a visit.

Also, the Old Operating Theatre and the Wellcome Collection are a must. But I assume you planned them in anyway.

But most of all: Have loads of fun! :)

- S.

JE said...

Thanks so much Suzanne! I had not heard of the Grant museum! (Have visited the other two...) I will definitely check out the Grant! Any other recommendations?

Suzanne said...

Hmm... lemme see... the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum is quite impressive.

As is "our" little gallery, where I'll be working tomorrow. Hehe. ;)

x

- S.

JE said...

Hey Suzanne

Thanks for the new tip. And yes-we'll totally come by your gallery tomorrow--were gonna be in the neighborhood for the flower market anyway. What hours will you be there?

Suzanne said...

Actually, I've been struggling with a cold all day and I hope I can make it in to work tomorrow. If I can get my old bones out of bed, I'll be there between 9 AM - 3 PM - easy to spot as I'm the virus-ridden, coughing, grumpy woman swearing at the evil credit card machine from hell. *sneezes*

- S.

JE said...

Well, if we are in the neighborhood, will stop by and see if you're in--hope to meet you! Hope you feel better, and thanks for all the museological advice.

--joanna

bioephemera said...

Oh, so jealous - I LOVED seeing that painting in person! Enjoy your trip!

JE said...

Hi Bioephemera! Yes, seeing that painting in person at age 15 seriously made me who I am today. It was no less transcendent these 20ish years later. I am somewhat in love with London. Any other must-sees you would recommend?

suzanne said...

Hullo there!

Sorry I didn't have more time to talk to you guys today - it was insanely busy today.

It was nice meeting you and I hope you two had a lovely day in Londinium.

Love & (fake vegan) monkey brains,

- Suzanne

JE said...

Great meeting you too, Suzanne. Yes, you seemed just a bit busy... but so glad I got to have a chance to meet you in person. I am planning on going to the Grant museum today, and will try to schedule a night-time wine-accompanied viewing. Will let you know how it goes--would be great if you could come along!
je