Hampton Court Palace

After all these years I finally visited; mostly it was to see the gardens, though I was pleased to see the Caravaggio, too. The whole album is on Farcebook if you want to see more.

Southbound

I am bound for London — well, actually Kingston-on-Thames first for the conference. Never been to this campus before but it looks lovely. I’ll be near Hampton Court so I might finally go there. The Royal Horticulture Society had a big show there: the gardens are bound to be lovely. Of course the conference ought…

Idle in London

I mooched along to the British Museum on my last afternoon in the city because I had gifts to buy and thought I’d pop in. There’s no more ‘popping in’ to the museum apparently, but queuing for a long security check instead. Hope it’s just a temporary thing. Afterward the torrential downpour had slowed to…

Courtauld: Georgiana Houghton

Some days I’m very efficient: I hit the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain and the Courtauld in the same day to catch the Georgiana Houghton Spirit Drawings exhibit. If you’ve not been, the Courtauld is a small gallery but has some interesting medieval pieces as well as more modern works. Here’s the description of the…

Mudlarking

The haul included three ‘hag’ or ‘witch’ stones, a couple pottery shards and an egg stone.

Secret Garden

The rain came but I chased it away so I could visit one of my favourite hidden places in London. Beautiful.

London Bound

I am London bound today, assuming all goes well (narrowly working around planned rail strikes here in Scotland) so here are some lovely photos to entertain you in the meantime. Midsummer already (and a full moon tonight): there’s been some sun lately but more rain hereabouts.

NT Live: Hamlet

I thoroughly expected to enjoy the new production of Hamlet from Barbican via the National Theatre, and as always am so very grateful for the live broadcasts because so far no one’s willing to pay to send me to London to see them all and I can’t always get there myself. There had been folderol…

LonCon & ShamroKon Pictures

I thought before I head off on another trip I ought to share some photos from LonCon and Shamrokon and short of time, I have put them in public albums on Facebook, so take a look if you’re of a mind to do so. I will probably get around to descriptions and tagging at some…