When he asked what I wanted to do while here, I told him "eat all the foods!" so when we saw that there was a Sicily Fest at Spitalfields Market, we agreed to check it out.
Thanks to the magic of Instagram, we saw that mutual friends Andrew and Victoria were in London today to visit a David Hockney exhibit at the Tate Britain. Sean and I meandered from Spitalfields to the Southbank, getting caught in a very cold rainstorm at one point. By Millenium Bridge, some blue sky made an appearance again and from the bridge you can see a number of famous landmarks.
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
We headed into the Tate Modern, another wonderful free museum and spent an hour looking around a section of it. I'm a sucker for surrealism and am happy any time I get to see some Dalí's. One of my favorite rooms from what we saw today was the "A View from Zagreb: Op and Kinetic Art" which features optical illusions.
From there we walked along the Thames to the Tate Britain, about 2 miles away. We quickly found Andrew and Victoria, actually bumping into them in line for the toilets before even texting them that we had arrived.
For any of you who have glanced at my links to She and Hem in previous references to them on this blog, you will see that Andrew and Victoria are new parents to lovely little Ada, who I promptly picked up for some baby cuddles. I'm sure you'll be hearing more about her in 2 weeks when I head to Bristol to spend time with the three of them, but it was a lovely surprise to see them this afternoon.