Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 4.224: Sci-Fi, flux and dolmades


Exile #2 and I are in London. We had a few hours to ourselves this afternoon and started out at the British Library for a free exhibition about science fiction. It contained everything from Thomas More's Utopia (1516) to Doctor Who and beyond. One of its themes was sci-fi by non sci-fi authors: P.D. James, Doris Lessing, Voltaire, C.S. Lewis and even Homer featuring.

After that we took the tube to Bank, walked past the Monument (where else in the world would have the audacity to call something "The Monument"?) and over London Bridge to find our way to Tate Modern. We didn't have too long so we walked around the Flux exhibit which saw everything from Cubism to Lichtenstein via Bridget Riley. Very cool.

We ended the day with dinner at a Greek restaurant on the south bank, a walk over the 'wobbly' Millennium Bridge and across London in the failing light.

More photos when I have a proper computer, for now this will have to do.  Updated with a slightly better version of the photo!

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