Saturday, September 22, 2012

Protesters and Paintings

22 September 2002

Some sort of demonstration in the city today by the country folk who don't think the city folk understand about fox hunting and all that. So just what London needs: an additional million people walking the streets.

We opted to go to Tate Britain on Millbank. Nice group of Turner paintings and other British artists: Gainsborough, Hogarth, and Reynolds. Great collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

Then a short ride to south of the Thames to Southwark (pronounced Suth-uck). This is the side of the river with The Globe Theatre but we didn't visit. Instead we tried to find the Bramah Tea Museum but couldn't. It had moved. Oh well. This was my fault. I had the correct address in my journal but was looking at an old map that had the museum's previous location marked on it. We had adventures anyway. Some of the marchers were on this side of the river too. Always something to see in London.

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