Friday, 19 October 2018

LONDON MUSEUM .....




A while ago ..... actually, a long while ago ..... July it was, that's how long it takes me to do a post !!! ..... we went to a photography exhibition at the London Museum called London Nights ..... 200 works by 60 photographers, ranging from the 19th century to the present day. 



You weren't allowed to take photograph but the above was one of my favourites ..... St Paul's Cathedral, floodlit for the 1946 Victory celebrations after the Second World War, putting an end to the blackout after nearly six years.


The London Museum also had another exhibition called ' Expanding City ' with Pleasure Gardens and streets of London shops .... it was like walking through a Harry Potter film set in the Victorian era !






..... and look Tom .....



..... dozens of beautiful vintage glasses !



After the exhibition, we walked through St Katherine Docks .....



..... passed The Dickens Inn and back to .....






..... The Grapes pub ..... remember ? ..... the pub we went to earlier in the year, owned by  Sir Ian McKellen.  




..... and, Christopher Biggins { English actor } was in there having dinner !!!




..... and finally, an arty photograph of The Shard, taken by me from the balcony at The Grapes  ..... maybe they would like it for the London Nights exhibition ?!!!



XXXX


All photographs taken by me apart from image 1: via london museum & image 2: via daily mail

Jackie

27 comments:

  1. Dear old Biggins; I would have had to say Hello.

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    1. He was sat right next to us and was very verbal and loud but nice and funny !!! XXXX

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  2. In conclusion, all very arty farty in fact xx

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    1. Yes Rachel .... a bit arty farty .... I'm trying to keep up with you !!! XXXX

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  3. Your snuck photo of C.B. has a very grainy, telephoto lens look to it.

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    1. That's because I didn't want him to see me take it so, I took it really quickly and got a few other heads in it and had to crop it a lot !!!
      Did you like the photo of glasses .... I took it especially for you !!! XXXX

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  4. Must have been great fun Jackie and thanks for sharing the photos. Loved seeing that vintage storefront named Rattenbury as I was at Grammar school with a Pam Rattenbury and it brought back memories, especially that she had the longest natural eyelashes. . . . and I wanted them!!!!

    Thanks so much for offering to shop for the sweater at H&M - so kind. I will look for it this weekend when we're in the big city - perhaps can still find one here.

    Happy weekend - hugs, Mary x

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    1. It’s funny how something by chance can bring back old memories isn’t it Mary ?
      Hopefully you will find the jumper on your travels. Enjoy the big city. XXXX

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  5. Loved your photos Jackie . . .
    Oh my . . . the vintage glass ware . . .
    Quite the artist you are with the camera!
    Like the “ arty photograph of the Shard . . . “ . ..
    Yes indeed . . . an artist . . .

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    1. I do like a bit of photography Lynne but i’m Not that technical about it !!! XXXX

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  6. Wow, Jackie - I am very, very seldom envious - but reading this about the photo exhibition I really bickert with mysef that I had not followed my huge yearning to see at least London, if not other parts from England, this year (I was on travel so much). Is the exhibition still on? XXX

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    1. It’s on until 11th Of November 2018 Britta .... I really enjoyed it, especially the older photographs. I’m sure your travels have been wonderful ..... London isn’t going anywhere so you have plenty of time for more visits !!! XXXX

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  8. Hi Jacqueline, I understand about taking a long time to do a blog post. I have been away from blogging for years! ;-) So good to find you are still here posting and lovely to see your photos of the photographic exhibition in London. The place has some wonderful history and the antique glass is beautiful. I will visit you again. By the way, incase you have forgotten who I am, my name used to be Joanne May. I am now called Joanne Potter! ;-) Happy Halloween!

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    1. Hi Jo and thank you so much for dropping in and commenting ...... i’ve been blogging for about ten years now and it used to be far busier .... many bloggers have left the blogging world and moved on to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter ! I much prefer blogging so stick at it.
      Have a scary, spooky evening and I look forward to ‘chatting’ with you here again. XXXX

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