What a wonderful day was day three. After attending one of my sisters’ med school lectures at Barts and The London (just my luck, this lecture was called, “A walk down the gut,” hmmm), I took the tube to Chelsea. I got off right at Harvey Nichols (109-125 Knightsbridge), walked down Brompton Road to Harrods (87-135 Brompton Road), and then down Sloane Street (where I took this photograph, Secret Gardens) to Sloane Square (see more photographs here). From there I walked down King’s Road to the Saatchi Gallery, located at Duke of York’s HQ on King’s Road (click here for a photoessay). I had studied the Young British Artists movement of the late 1980s in my Contemporary Art class at McGill University, and was so curious to see what was happening in the British art scene today – the exhibition on display was Newspeak: British Art Now.
When my sister was finished with her classes for the day, we took the tube to Cannon Street and walked past St. Paul’s Cathedral (see photograph here), down the Millennium Bridge to the Tate Modern for the temporary exhibit, Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds (see my photoessay here). We also saw one of the four original marble versions of The Kiss by Auguste Rodin (click here for a photograph, shhh you weren’t actually allowed to take photographs in the museum!)
And to end the day, we took the tube to Charing Cross, walked past Covent Garden, to Jamie’s Italian restaurant on Upper St. Martin’s. What a lovely dinner that was: crispy polenta chips with rosemary salt and parmesan, pumpkin panzerotti and a humble green salad. Yumm!