Weekend in London


I managed, in September, to get to London for the first time since 2011 — for a long weekend, after meetings in Amsterdam before flying home to SF. The days were filled with social & cultural events, tennis, and biking around Victoria Park, Hampstead Heath and the Embankment — all with friends from various parts of my life. I didn’t think in terms of photos much, but some of the days were so lovely, or the views so interesting, that I just had to at least use the phone’s camera app briefly. Thus the few shots you see here. The man in orange below is one of those friends (my host; thanks, Stu!) inside an installation in a really cool Olafur Eliasson exhibit at Tate Modern that we managed squeeze in by picking up last-minute early-morning tickets before a pretty darn fine staging of Peer (Peter) Gynt at the National…which we got on the cheap by showing up first thing and seeing what they had.

4 responses

  1. Hi Paul, London is such a wonderful city! Almost always worth a visit! Hope you had a great Christmas and are heading toward a wonderful and relaxing beginning of the New Year!

    December 28, 2019 at 05:57

  2. Vivian Ling

    London is where my son Steve and his wife Maggie have made their home, and I’m sure you can understand why! Thanks for sharing your photos! Here we are, marching onward into the 3rd decade of the 21st century! May humanity at least NOT regress!

    December 31, 2019 at 17:16

  3. Sam Craig

    The juxtaposition of buildings in the skyline photo you have is crazy cool – futuristic with old school and all. Did not expect that level of contrast – thanks for sharing!

    December 31, 2019 at 17:27

    • Thanks, Sam – yes, London is a great city for architectural contrasts. The dome is St Paul’s Cathedral, which has quite a history naturally and makes a good landmark on the eastern side of the city. Happy new year 🙂

      January 1, 2020 at 16:23

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