Monday 20 February 2012

Change of scenery

These are some photos from our weekend in London. It was a refreshing and inspiring change of scenery and chance to see some bits of London we'd never seen before. It was Martha's first trip to London and she seemed to like the excitement of it all and the London buses in particular!
Exploring Columbia Road flower market and the shops along Columbia Road on Sunday was a highlight for me. I was very excited to see the Word Maps given such prominence in Treacle (including the new London Map in the window) and there's many other great shops along there like Elphick and Keeping House. We squeezed in a morning coffee and almond croissant (my absolute favourite) at a Spanish café along there too.
We'd also managed to get pre-booked tickets for the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy (thanks go to my husbands brother and wife who we stayed with) and the exhibition didn't disappoint. We were particularly intrigued to see it as the East Yorkshire landscapes and villages he's based his work around and explored in the past 7 years are a stones-throw from us - i.e as close as 5 miles away - and the landscapes he paints are the ones so familiar to us.
A good (if tiring) weekend.

1 comment:

jen said...

Looks like a great weekend. I must check out Columbia Road next time i go to London. x