Loving the tail cam access on the information menu on the Cathay planes. Leaving Heathrow followed by coming into Hong Kong.
At TATE Britain this painting can be found. Unusual in that amongst the many small and large paintings of whole families or individuals from a family of the aristocracy, there is a painting of household servants... it provides a glimpse of "the others". It is suggested that William Hogarth (1697-1764) used this painting of his servants as a form of advertisement for his artistic skills.
Intergenerational trauma fuels the simmering anger that lies just beneath the surface. As Steven our Black Cab Tour driver puts it, it will take 100 years or. more for the pain to fade... providing that it all doesn't re-ignite.
Buses driven into homes, fire bombings and multiple simultaneous car bombs... British army firing upon protestors, fatal hunger strikes... "the troubles" is such a euphemism.
Highly recommend taking a Black Cab Tour if ever in Belfast. Its a grim tour for a grim city, that like all cities also has some epic aspects as well...titanic even.
Long shot of the Titanic Experience ~ an impressive edifice with superb content on the Wollf and Harland shipyards of Belfast as well as that ship.
The Giant's Causeway has a mythical tale that explains the phenomena. I prefer the geological one, It's all about rock n roll.
The Tate Modern is filled with an eclectic mix of art. Some of it very pointed like these posters from the Guerrilla Girls found in the this print section. A sad set of statistics.
The Guerrilla Girls ~ an activist collective with a desire to bring to light the imbalance of representation when it comes to gender.
It is the one place in London that I make sure we visit every time we are in Londinium. The stain glass is always somewhere I like to stop and wonder at... stained glass that is 700+ years old... ridiculous.
This trip images and statues of George and that bloody dragon seems to have popped up everywhere...
Kandinsky's George and the Dragon in Munich
The Bier Garten is a marvellous thing on a sunny afternoon in München. Sitting amongst the dappled light surrounded by trees and folk. just enjoying themselves. The beer is cold, the wurst is warm and the pretzels are big.
Before we pack it all in and leave Munich for London once more, the nod must be given to the superb and numerous parks that abound around the city centre.
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