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London town, Sunday edition

Today we took varina8 out and about London in an attempt to make up for the wretched night at ENO's "Opera Macabre" (well, the day in the Cotswolds probably wiped that memory away - so much fun and perfect weather!). Unfortunately I was tired most of the day, and after breakfast just struggled along. We enjoyed the Turner prize exhibit at the Tate Britain (varina8 preferred Lucy Skaer, I was entranced by Richard Wright, J preferred Roger Hiorns) and had a good chat about it afterwards.

After some tea we went up to Spitalfields Market so varina8 could see a street market (sort of). I managed to get some tea (PuErh for ms_vermilion, Darjeeling for me) and we all had delicious hot chocolates from Market Coffee afterwards. Then we walked in the lovely early autumn sunshine, via the Richard Serra sculpture next to Liverpool Street station, and then Leadenhall Market and even the Monument, to London Bridge Station. It was postcard perfect, really: Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Dinner tonight was South Indian food with trishpiglet and babysimon. Home now, full, and off to bed - a long day of work and theater-going awaits me tomorrow.

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lovingboth
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Yep, an example of where modern opera goes wrong. You missed the set doing more interesting things, but overall this was a good production of, well, crap.

Next season sees a revival of Glass's Satyagraha done with Improbable. You can skip the third act (much of which is 'here's a scale I like: look, it goes up.. and down.. up.. and down.. up..') but the rest is fab and the Improbable touch really shows.
ms_vermilion
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'm intrigued...
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