Entablatured Ingress

Head down to Piccadilly tube station and then once again walk along to the Royal Academy.  But this time, instead of crossing the concourse, rotating through the revolving doorway and following the rest of the whirling crowds into the great carousel jamboree of the annual Summer Show exhibition extravaganza, I dodge past them all, turn … Continued

Gee-Whizz Spot

Head off down to London Bridge tube station and then stay on the shadowy side of the street in order to try to avoid the ultra-violent ultraviolet rays that are beaming down and bouncing up onto my shimmering sweltering surfaces.  But it’s not just the heat that’s in danger of causing a slight malfunctioning of … Continued

Conflagrationary Fate

Head down to Charing Cross tube station and then stroll along the Strand to get to Somerset House, the rather elegant Neo-Classical Georgian construction that was originally home to its eponymous Duke; before more recently housing the Government’s registry of births, deaths and marriages; then becoming the HQ of the Inland Revenue; and now is … Continued

Glasnostalgic Attempts

Head on down to Southwark tube station and then stroll along to Tate Modern to take a look at the Natalia Goncharova exhibition that opened there a couple of weeks ago.  And I have to admit that she’s not an artist about whom I know very much.  I sort of vaguely recognise the name and … Continued

Straitjacketed Actuality

Following on from the sunny Surrealist sojourn of last week’s blog, the weather has suffered a sudden spell of bipolarisation with winds from the north causing a climatic case of depression, or some such malign meteorological situation made manifest by unremitting sobs of rain and the expression of a generally much chillier dispositional temperament.  I … Continued

Ethereal Pixality

The sun is shining but I’m feeling cool.  After all, I’ve got my newly acquired super-strength sunglasses balanced on the end of my nose, my peaked New York MOMA baseball cap protecting the tonsured top of my craggy cranium and, in combination with my creamy off-white colour-coordinated M&S lightweight cotton and polyester suit, I reckon … Continued

Subtextual Suggestion

As regular readers of this blog may recall, six months or so ago the Barbican Art Gallery served up a bit of a turkey of a show by way of an exhibition entitled Happy Families or Mr & Mrs or some such jolly configurative appellation.  In fact, the premise behind the show wasn’t such a … Continued

Encouraging Augury

Head down to Canada Water tube station today, which is way out East and definitely a bit off the usual artistic beaten track down which I more frequently make my meandering perambulations. But I’m feeling adventurous today so when I ride the escalators back up to ground level and find myself in the muddled middle … Continued

Cholesterolic Clagging

Start the day off at Marylebone station where, since I happen to be feeling a tad esurient, I ponder upon the wide range of fast food feeding options available in the concourse here.  It’s a choice of comestibles that range from savoury to sweet – from baguettes, burgers and bagels to fancily frosted fairy cakes … Continued

Gouty Twinges

Head down to Oxford Circus tube station and as I emerge from the subterranean depths my eyes are met with the full penetrative force of a billion solar sunbeams bashing their way up against my optical nerve endings and sparking off a cascade of neural brain waves that ripple and rollick around the core of … Continued