Sooty Deposits

Head down to Victoria tube station and, slightly to my surprise, manage to speedily and successfully steer my way through all the complex coagulation of intersecting and overlapping roads and pedestrian pathways and get on to Buckingham Palace Road, en route to the Palace. No, Her Majesty has not requested my attendance at an audience … Continued

Detrital Scrap

Head down to Vauxhall tube station and then take the short walk round to Bonnington Square where I manage to meet for a catch-up chat with my old old friend, the great artist, raconteur, bon viveur and wit Rita Keegan. It was over thirty years ago when we both worked together helping to run the … Continued

Tsunamic Swell

By way of a slight change away from the usual discursive essay describing thoughts, analysing insights and propounding the propositions prompted by a walkabout around some single large exhibition or selection of other smaller gallery shows, I thought I’d make the current blog a special variant double-header, featuring two separate arty outings, all for the … Continued

Harmonious Harrumphing

It’s only a fifteen-minute bus ride on the P4 from Brixton tube station to get to the Dulwich Picture Gallery but it feels more like some kind of time-travelling Tardis ride back about fifty years or more. And as anyone who opts to take the slightly bumpy and circuitous route will soon discover, it’s a … Continued

Analogue Pedestrian

Head down to Liverpool Street tube station where exiting means first entering the bustling overland station concourse, at which point the innocent traveller is confronted with the choice of the two diametrically opposed stairwells that lead up and out on to street level. These are situated at either end of the long narrow nave of … Continued

Symmetrical Reciprocity

Head down to Charing Cross tube station then sidle along the side of Trafalgar Square before edging up the incline and past the National Gallery on my way to get to the National Portrait Gallery. Evidently there must be a bit of a heightened security risk today as some poor bloke is stuck by the … Continued

Sproglet Sizes

Head down to Southwark tube station and then start out along the long fifteen minutes walk to get to Tate Modern, stopping en route at the Sainsburys convenience store to get the super six-spoonfulls of sugary sweet uplift and effervescent carbon dioxide bubble intake refreshment that only a tin of lip-smacking fizzy Coke can provide.  It’s … Continued

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