The Rev! They were awesome!
On Friday, my friend Kate had to work, so I had the day to myself to tootle round. My first trip of the day was to go to the Tate Modern. Somewhere I have wanted to go for ages....but only just got round to..(it opened in 2000, oops!)
Walking up from London Bridge Station towards Tower Bridge. I then walked all along the river front to the Tate.
Views of outside, and the Millenium Bridge
The gallery (unsurprisingly) is HUGE! There were quite a few different collections to look at, I loved the Pop. I've always been a bit of a Lichtenstein fan, and for years through school and Uni, I had a print of "Wham!" on my wall, so it was great to see the real thing.
In the Cubist section
Some modern sculpture - made from vent parts
And so not so modern sculpture - Rodin, The Kiss
There was also a room with the Gerhard Richter 'Cash' painting series (left). I took some photos for Michael as he is one of his favourite artists. And some Rauschenberg (right).
After being cultured, It was time to head back up Oxford Circus way...not for the faint hearted at the moment, as the sales are on and it is bedlam! I met up with Kate for lunch and we headed down Carnaby Street;
And down to to The Diner in Soho for a burger and chips! I had the portabello mushroom and swiss cheese 'burger'. It was delicious!
I then walked Kate back to work, and I then went shopping in Camden (which is pretty rubbish to be honest - its all tourist crap in the shops, rather than the alternative mecca it once was), so I headed back to the bustling Oxford Circus and had a look in the sales. I didn't get much but picked up a few staple bargains;
2 Breton tops - cant go wrong with a Breton! £5.99 each from Pull & Bear
Spotty polo shirt dress - £6.99 from Uniqlo
That evening, I was so knackered from walking about all day, so we just chilled out at night at Soho Joe's where we had pizza and wine (healthy day I was having!!) It was really good pizza, and at £6 for a full pizza in central London, a real bargain too!
Saturday was coming home day, but I still had time to fit in a quick trip in the morning to The British Library, where they had an "Out of this world" Sci Fi exhibition on.
Outside the Library - you can see the beautiful St Pancras Station in the background.
Me being a big kid - doing my own 'draw your own alien'. It even beamed it up and put it up on a big screen!
And so this weekend was spent catching up on orders and chilling out. No boot sale again, but I'm hoping to get my charity shop fix this week as not been for ages so watch this space :)