picture above from my first day, taken from the Tate Modern site, after my fish & chips lunch at the Borough market. There's this stall called Fish! Restaurants and the meal was delicious! Attempted to burn off the calories by taking the Thames Path all the way to Tate Modern. Tate Modern, is something i just don't get. Most of the art I don't understand but they were pretty, and a couple of them i just found pretentious. Like a rope sprawled over and around the floor, and a piece called "Mirror on Canvas," which is basically just a piece of rectangular mirror hung on the wall. Right-o! While looking at the artworks, i thought maybe i should just take a dump on the floor, and then call it, "Poo on the Floor - evocating the sense of disgust and shame within the cultured society." or whatever. hahaha.
Saturday was a good day, followed my brother and co to their friend's house near Portobello for a bbq. Yumsy! Took a little stroll down the market road, but it was the weekend, and the place was crowded as expected.
Sunday was quite exciting, i went out to see my friend Gemma (whom i met in Rome last year) and we walked through the huge crowds of the London Marathon. Respect to all those who ran, and the runners were of all ages and size too..! Gemma introduced me to the Gingerbread Latte at Costa Coffee...man it was so good!
The nice weekend weather ended, and Monday rained all day. So i thought it would be the best time to visit the Henry VIII exhibition at the British Library near King's Cross. I must have spent about 3 hours in there checking out all the historical artefacts and henry's personal belongings. I must say i was a bit disappointed that King Henry doesn't look like Jonathan Rhys-Myers at all, neither does Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Katharine of Aragorn, etc etc. The only person i thought looked quite close to his character in The Tudors was Cardinal Wolsey. heheh.
Then i stopped by Camden Town for some lunch at Camden Lock, and went back down to Tottenham Court Road to check out the bookstores and the gadget stores. Almost convinced myself that i needed a Lowepro Fastpack 250 when i actually just needed a cheap padded backpack since i didn't bring mine. It's really tough walking with a shoulder bag with loaded with camera stuff. heheh.
Today is cold as well, but at least there is sun. Went for a run to the post-office this morning and came back feeling nice and warm. I'm not sure yet what to do today. Maybe i'll take a book with me, have some Taza kebab and sit at the park.