I’ve been craving culture for the last month, mentioning how I wanted to go to museums and galleries to my boyfriend, parents and friends. When I finally decided on a day to go, the only takers were my friends Toni and Chloe. So on Friday, we ventured out in the wind and rain to London to take on some culture.
First stop was The Tate. Now, Toni and I get extremely excited about things that most normal people don’t. For one, we spent the first 10 minutes excited about the fact we entered the gallery through the side entrance with a big slope rather than the front entrance. We then decided on no maps, maps are for people who had structure and plans and we were free flowing spontaneous cultured beans! (Oh yes!)
Our favorite pieces at the Tate were Daniel Spoerri, ‘Poemes on Prose’
We found we liked things with shape and depth rather than flat paintings, we also loved the photography. I was always interested in photography at school and did my GCSE art projects on photography. The following set of photographs by Hrair Sakissian called Execution Squares were taken in 2008. I’d love something like this in my house.
We then stopped of for lunch at Le Pain Quotidian. I highly recommend this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Most things are organic and fresh, and the menu contains fun combinations of healthy nutritious food. I’ll probably do a blog post on it soon. The wind and rain was so awful we actually saw a woman be blown over while we were eating. It was then on to the tube and the plan was to go to the The Natural History Museum as I was so eager to see the wildlife exhibition, however as it was still the school holidays, a rainy day and David Attenborough’s programme had recently aired, the queue to get in was a bit ridic one might say so we walked a few metres to the V&A!
Our favorite part of the V&A was the fashion transition section. Anyone interested in fashion needs to get down to this part of the V&A, a circular exhibition works its way through the eras from 1830 to 2013. I think I would have suited the fashion in the 1920’s the best!
We then went to the Science Museum, which looked like it had been taken over my every under 5 year old in the country. I wanted to have a go at all the different games, tasks and workshops but it involved staring at a 3 year old to hurry up pushing the same button in and out for 20 minutes so we didn’t really get very far at the Science Museum however we are planning to go back and to The Natural History Museum in couple of weeks on a “school day”. I did, however, fall in love with this big globe, I want it hanging in my spare room! My boyfriend said ‘no’.
Love, Lottie x