Hello, there. This is the place where I collect things that I enjoy. I hope you get some enjoyment out of them, also.

 

My name is Sydney,

and I want to go to London with Claire more than I want a pair of shoes. So we’re going to London.

This is saying a lot I really like these shoes.

f-word:

english breakfast
photo by romek samolot

You know, I’m sure when I went to London I could have afforded a hostel with better beds and air conditioning, but I wouldn’t have traded being two blocks from King’s Cross and a full english breakfast every morning for anything. I miss England.

f-word:

english breakfast

photo by romek samolot

You know, I’m sure when I went to London I could have afforded a hostel with better beds and air conditioning, but I wouldn’t have traded being two blocks from King’s Cross and a full english breakfast every morning for anything. I miss England.

enchantedengland:

enchantedengland: Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, in South Kensington, London. This is one of three major museums on this same road (the other two are the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum) and they are all FREE!!

enchantedengland:

enchantedengland: Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, in South Kensington, London. This is one of three major museums on this same road (the other two are the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum) and they are all FREE!!

doctorwho:

Guardian UK Art Blog reviews Doctor Who Experience, calls it best exhibition of the year

My exhibition of the year so far? The Doctor Who Experience at London’s Olympia, naturally – and if you have not yet seen it, may I urge you to go before it closes.
Art exhibitions are certainly put into perspective by the responses this multisensory extravaganza gets from visitors. I mean, people paid a lot of attention to Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings at the National Gallery, but how many actually dressed up as Leonardo? And how many teenaged David Hockneys did you see going around A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy?
At the Doctor Who Experience, ordinary visitors rub shoulders with super fans who have spent hours on clothes and makeup to look like Matt Smith, David Tennant, or Karen Gillan. They are very impressive, as are the whirring Tardis control room where children can help pilot the Doctor’s ship, the tunnel haunted by Weeping Angels, and the thrill of being held prisoner by the Daleks.
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I would much rather parents took their children to this exhibition than to displays of the latest contemporary art. Doctor Who is imaginative and demands attention; it has a way of enriching rather than simplifying the experience of people young and old. It ramifies. This is why it works so engagingly as an exhibition – in the 1970s and now. And if you’re not in the family-fun business … go anyway. Just don’t hog the Tardis controls.

read the rest at Jonathan Jones’ OnArt blog at guardian.co.uk

It was really really cool…just sayin’.

doctorwho:

Guardian UK Art Blog reviews Doctor Who Experience, calls it best exhibition of the year

My exhibition of the year so far? The Doctor Who Experience at London’s Olympia, naturally – and if you have not yet seen it, may I urge you to go before it closes.

Art exhibitions are certainly put into perspective by the responses this multisensory extravaganza gets from visitors. I mean, people paid a lot of attention to Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings at the National Gallery, but how many actually dressed up as Leonardo? And how many teenaged David Hockneys did you see going around A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy?

At the Doctor Who Experience, ordinary visitors rub shoulders with super fans who have spent hours on clothes and makeup to look like Matt SmithDavid Tennant, or Karen Gillan. They are very impressive, as are the whirring Tardis control room where children can help pilot the Doctor’s ship, the tunnel haunted by Weeping Angels, and the thrill of being held prisoner by the Daleks.

I would much rather parents took their children to this exhibition than to displays of the latest contemporary art. Doctor Who is imaginative and demands attention; it has a way of enriching rather than simplifying the experience of people young and old. It ramifies. This is why it works so engagingly as an exhibition – in the 1970s and now. And if you’re not in the family-fun business … go anyway. Just don’t hog the Tardis controls.

read the rest at Jonathan Jones’ OnArt blog at guardian.co.uk

It was really really cool…just sayin’.

bewitchingbritain:

bluepueblo:Wisteria, Twickenham, England photo via picalla
bewitchingbritain: Twickenham is a large suburban town ten miles from central London, in case you had an insatiable desire to know. And I have switched back and forth on my blogs so much I know I will post something from Africa on here at some point and it is making me very nervous.

bewitchingbritain:

bluepueblo:Wisteria, Twickenham, England photo via picalla

bewitchingbritain: Twickenham is a large suburban town ten miles from central London, in case you had an insatiable desire to know. And I have switched back and forth on my blogs so much I know I will post something from Africa on here at some point and it is making me very nervous.