Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner...
Last Saturday me and three girlfriends went down to London for the day to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Tate Modern. I had never really liked London. The few times I had been was to visit American friends doing their junior year abroad there. A poor american student over excited about the fact that they can legally drink becomes more of a booze fest than a cultural experience, you can still find a thrill in ordering the most ridiculous cocktail at a bar or walking down the street in broad daylight with a 2 litre bottle of cider. So my version of London's highlight was me in a saw dust strewn warehouse known as "the church" doing a strip tease with 15 other drunk women on stage with a bag of beer in my hand in front of hundred's of people. Fun, of course, but I can't say that it gave off a very good impression of London.
This time, however was lovely. Open air markets, boat rides, museums and a lovely meal. I think I also had such a good time because it had been so long since I had a proper girls day out. As much as I love spending time with Stephane, its a lot of "boy" time. I also don't think I had realised how much I miss proper city life.
I could go on forever about the Frida exhibit, but I won't bore you. all I'll say is If you're in London and only have one thing to do, go see Frida, if you are in London and have time to do two things, go see Frida and then go to "the church".
Here are photos.