- [Art] This “Falling Garden” exhibit looks amazing. I would love to re-create this in my living room.
- [Fried Food Inventions] The inventor of Chicken Fried Bacon speaks. I have been to this Texan steakhouse, and it is damn good. Count how many “belly” shots the director uses in the video.
- [Photos and Films] Make a Flip Book out of your videos!
- [A Menu for Hope] Sunday’s a great day to make a donation.
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be in London.
Which leads me to: Reason #24 to Live in Milan – you always get two days in December off while the rest of Italy gets one – their Patron Saint (Ambrose) is always the day before the Immaculate Conception national holiday, which can easily translate into a four-day weekend like the past one.
So I started out with two full camera batteries and good intentions – to document my trip as best I could. We got lucky in that the weather was nicer in London than it was in Milan when we arrived. The sun was out and we felt it was best to do some of our “touristy” things on Thursday since it would (hopefully) be the least crowded.
I got a bit mesmerized by St. Paul’s Cathedral and I took many pictures of it as we made our way to the Tate Modern Gallery (wiki – site). We had luckily missed a light rain right before we came out of the Underground.
We crossed the Millenium Bridge and were hit by a gust of wind that pushed us around and across the bridge. The sun was shining in our faces so brightly it was hard to see anything else.
We had heard about the “slides” at the Tate Modern so the first thing we did upon arriving was get our tickets to go down all three of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor slides. These slides are actually works of art (this is a modern art museum, after all) and were a lot of fun. Except that no one told S to keep his arms crossed over his chest and so his elbow got a beating on the first slide. I made the mistake of standing at the windows of the 5th floor slide and looking down.
Later that afternoon, the weather turned more towards the London that I was used to – cloudy and overcast with a bit of gothic air to it as we neared Westminster.
Next….in search of beigels and English breakfast!