Reading might not be known for its art but here are a few of my ‘arty’ photos…this time just taken with my phone…..am I getting lazy by not taking my proper camera?…answers on a postcard please.
A rainy day in a new town and this time it was Reading, Berkshire. The museum beckoned and as entrance was free and a special Ladybird exhibition advertised it seemed too good to be true. Located in the Abbey Quarter close to the railway station and part of the red brick town hall the museum displayed […]
Reading……. birthplace of Kate Winslet recent subject of Who Do You Think You Are and birthplace of my grandfather……..no doubt because it was a railway town and his father was an engine driver the family had moved there for work. Despite the rain I managed to fill quite a few hours in this town. Walking […]
Mary Quant……synonymous with the sixties , with London and with that sharp hair cut. She of the mini dress and wet look macs. The exhibition was cleverly curated in a series of shop windows. A huge amount of exhibits and plenty of easy to read information boards. Writing was large enough for the middle aged ladies […]
Graffiti isn’t new and street or urban art isn’t new and vandalism isn’t new…….so what am I trying to say? I’m more than happy to see organised street art such as at The Leake Street Arches near Waterloo in London or Spitalfields art enjoyed by the artists and public alike but I am disappointed by those that […]
It doesn’t matter how many times I visit London I always come across something new and this time it was Leake Street Arches close to Waterloo Station. A series of arches have been regenerated by graffiti artists and open to the public to view. Whilst I walked down and viewed this street art more was being added. Bars […]
A little bit of decadence never hurt anyone not least The Grey Traveller. Sipping a cappuccino in the Granary Square I was thinking just that. An upscale brasserie in an upscale shopping area right on Regent’s Canal. I had walked from Limehouse and on my way to Paddington when Coal Drops Yard loomed into sight. Very new and very […]