The City in Lockdown – Westminster & South Ken

I’ve just been so angry today that I’ve had two bike rides and have ended up cycling over 21 miles. On my first ride I decided to visit some of my favourite museums to see if they were still there, and of course they were. Out and about in town today the streets were still…

Musée Soulages

Originally posted on Modern Eccentrics:
I think it is rare to be so surprised by a regional gallery or museum, yet that is exactly what has happened to me on my visit to my friends Penny and Annie, who live in Southwest France. I knew the work of Pierre Soulages from a catalogue Ross has…

The City in Lockdown – Regents Park & Camden

So now that we’ve had a week of ‘Stay Alert’ against the invisible virus in England, I’m not sure what Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill will be like… Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are sensibly sticking to the ‘Stay At Home’ message, so fragmentation begins again. I do feel much better that the population and…

The City in Lockdown – Aldwych & Kings Cross

This set of images shows the ride from Somerset House and the Aldwych, up Chancery Lane and Gray’s Inn Road up to great railway stations terminals of St Pancras and Kings Cross and then up to the Central Saint Martins campus at Granary Square. I am doing my best to ignore everyone and stay away…

The City in Lockdown – The Southbank

Another day, another bike ride, this time crossing the river on the Millennium Bridge and then returning north over Waterloo Bridge. In between, I visited Tate Modern, Gabriel’s Wharf, the National Theatre, the Hayward, the London IMAX and the London Eye. It’s still strange to see these tourist attractions closed and deserted on a lovely…

The City in Lockdown – The Barbican & St Pauls

Another bike ride, another set of photos documenting life during Lockdown in London. On this ride I took the time to explore the Barbican and St Pauls. I was deputy manager of the bookshop in the Barbican for a year in the nineties, and weirdly for a lot of the time the place felt as…

The City in Lockdown – The Eastend

A different route for this bike ride, taking in Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, London Fields and Spitalfields. Afternoon rather than early morning meant that the roads were a little busier than the other day. What was interesting is that it appears there will be no Hipsters left at all after the Corona Crisis. Broadway Market was…

The City in Lockdown

With idiots determined to infect each other by congregating in parks and milling around on the canal towpath, I made the decision to go for a bike ride around the city, hoping that it would be less attractive and therefore quieter. Thankfully it was, so here are a few images of the City of London,…

Musée Soulages

I think it is rare to be so surprised by a regional gallery or museum, yet that is exactly what has happened to me on my visit to my friends Penny and Annie, who live in Southwest France. I knew the work of Pierre Soulages from a catalogue Ross has of his work, but to…

TATE Modern Switch House Extension

I am a bit sore, and definitely a little bit smelly. I really should have put on a clean t-shirt this morning, rather than sniffing the one I was wearing yesterday. And the reason for my aching thighs and stinky pits? I spent my entire visit to the Switch House climbing and descending the stairs…