A smoggy day (in London Town)

by Helen Hooker April. 23, 2011 4966 views

I travelled to London today for the second time in a week, although this time for work. As the train took me past Battersea Power Station I was amazed by the thick smog enveloping it and the Gershwin song about foggy London immediately sprang to mind.

I had a couple of hours to spare when I arrived in Pimlico so I headed for Tate Britain, somewhere I??ve been meaning to visit for ages. Besides the fascinating paintings and sculptures it turned out to be a great place for people watching and I found myself taking surreptitious photos of people as I mooched around the galleries.

They had some carts of art materials for entertaining the younger visitors and I was rather taken with this moment as this young girl made something with her grandmother.

Big Brother is watching…. This couple were completely oblivious to the fact that Stalin and the chap in the painting behind were apparently watching them as they planned their route around the gallery!

Self portrait…. and no, I haven't posted it the wrong way up! This concave mirror turned everything in the gallery upside down, including me.

I did take some photos of the exhibits too. This beautiful sculpture was part of a display of ‘single forms’ in the central gallery.

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Eiram Marie 6 years, 4 months ago

Love this post! Great shots!

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Anne-Marie 6 years, 5 months ago

Absolutely love the first photo with the huge expanse of wall. That really makes the pic!

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Moira 6 years, 5 months ago

very interesting set and great compositions TFS

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Tom 6 years, 5 months ago

Nice set well done

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Josy 6 years, 5 months ago

Superb set and the first one is fantastic

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Andrea 6 years, 5 months ago

Great set!

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Dorothe 6 years, 5 months ago

Great post, Helen! I love the compositon and the contrast of the the first, the idea of the second and your self in this special mirror!

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Marsha 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow, all lovely and creative shots, Helen!! Thanks for taking us to this wonderful museum!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 5 months ago

Great Set of Smoggy day Photos!

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Larry Nelson 6 years, 5 months ago

I love it when you travel - you always find time for something interesting, and then let us see it, too!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 5 months ago

Very charming set

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David Cardona 6 years, 5 months ago

Great mood and excellent shots! Thanks for sharing!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Karman 6 years, 5 months ago

What a wonderful set. I love the first one. She is sharing her wisdom; even if they are only chatting. :)

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