Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Crystal Palace Market

Crystal Palace market June 16 (4)

Saturday 4th June 2016

Crystal Palace market was set up a couple of years ago and is going strongly. When in London on Saturdays, I tend to pop into the market to have a look around and maybe to buy something I need. This visit had another purpose. I produce preserves, honey, goats cheese and eggs and once we have gone through the registration and inspection process (for the dairy produce) we are looking for outlets to sell our goods. So this was also something of a scouting mission. Meanwhile, I recommend you pop in if you are in Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace market June 16 (3)

Crystal Palace market June 16 (1)

Crystal Palace market June 16 (5)

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Crystal Palace market June 16 (6)

Crystal Palace market June 16 (2)

Crystal Palace market June 16 (8)

Crystal Palace market June 16 (10)

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Back to the White Hart

White Hart Crystal Palace June 16 1

Friday 3rd June 2016

We spent most of the day at our flat at Crystal Palace but we decided to have a late lunch at the White Hart in the Triangle. I went for the burger this time. Richard had the fish and chips. London prices apply but still good quality.

White Hart Crystal Palace June 16 2

The Go-Between at the Apollo

Apollo Theatre Go Between June 16

Thursday 2nd June 2016

The main reason we were in central London was to see a performance of The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre in Soho. I studied the novel 31 years ago for A' level English Literature and when I arrived in London I spotted adverts for it on the tube. The lead role was played by Michael Crawford. We managed to get last minute tickets. Well worth it.

Apollo Theatre Bar June 16

It seems the Apollo bar has a sponsorship deal!

Little Four Seasons, Soho

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Thursday 2nd June 2016

Time for dinner after the British Museum and Museum Tavern visits. We found the Little Four Seasons restaurant in Soho. This turned out to be a good find. Food was reasonably priced and good quality. Happy to recommend it.

Little Four Seasons Soho June 16 1

Little Four Seasons Soho June 16 2

Museum Tavern

Museum Tavern London June 16 2

Thursday 2nd June 2016

After the visit to the British Museum, we crossed the road to the Museum Tavern. It was rather busy. We stayed for one drink and no food.

Museum Tavern London June 16 1

Sutton Hoo at the British Museum

Sutton Hoo treasures at British Museum June 16 (2)

Thursday 2nd June 2016

The Sutton Hoo treasures are among the greatest from the Anglo-Saxon period of English history. I studied them when I was a history undergraduate at Newcastle University. I took the opportunity of being in London to call into the British Museum to look at them and the other Anglo-Saxon finds in Rooms 40 and 41. Well worth a visit and it's free to get in.

Sutton Hoo treasures at British Museum June 16 (1)

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Sutton Hoo treasures at British Museum June 16 (5)

Sutton Hoo treasures at British Museum June 16 (3)

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A quick visit to the Tate Modern

Marwan Rechmaoui sculpture June 16

Thursday 2nd June 2016

We made a quick call into the Tate Modern. I'm not always a great fan of the types of works they exhibit but I did like the Marwan Rechmaoui sculpture of a large tower block built in the early 1970s in Beirut. It was never used for offices but the Lebanese Civil War saw it used as a snipers' post. I saw the building for myself when I was in Beirut in 2008.

Also catching my attention were photos by Bernd and Hilla Becher, especially the water towers.

Bernd and Hilla Becher water towers June 16

Bernd and Hilla Becher industrial June 16