Outings

Yesterday we went to see ‘Night of the Iguana’, a Tennessee Williams play. It was very interesting, if not necessarily uplifting. The main characters were actors we have seen in films and British television shows – not that we could see their faces. We had good seats in the back stalls and were high enough to see the stage clearly. It is quite a small theatre, one amongst many in Covent Garden, London.

I took a few photos before the play began, filming is of course forbidden during the show.

In our usual fashion, we left home later in the morning and arrived in the city for lunch, after a bus ride from Victoria Station. The place was in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields, a budget cafeteria style cafe. Apart from the setting, which is very atmospheric, we felt it was the equivalent of the City Place dining room, with slightly better food. We have been there before on a previous trip to London.

After lunch we had time to go into the church before heading off to the afternoon matinee.

The play ran from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m. with an interval. Afterwards we went to see Westminster Cathedral (I mentioned Westminster Cathedral in a previous post, but actually meant the Abbey). This church is actually the Catholic Church, but looks a bit like a mosque. I didn’t take photos inside as no one else was taking photos and I wasn’t sure it was allowed.

In this part of London lampposts, shopfronts and pubs are decorated with flowering hanging baskets.

St Martin in the Fields
Nelson’s Column
The theatre closest to Victoria Station, Victoria Palace, has a ballet dancer on the dome.

Part of Victoria Station

We were home by about 8.30 and it was nearly dark. We’d stopped for a beer, of course when we actually wanted a nice pub, it was difficult to find. A traditional pub was very noisy and we ended up in the open air, but at a place that was quite modern. The ‘happy hour’ tempted us to have a beer each, which left us very floaty in the head as it was far more than we are used to. Stephen made scrambled eggs and I made the toast for a light supper. I went to bed about 9.00, very tired.

Today we are exploring Dulwich – an area of London described as a ‘London Village’. I’ve just discovered a nasty blotch on the sensor of my camera. I don’t know how it got there as I haven’t been changing lenses. I’ll try the blower on it tonight. In the meantime, it’s possible to remove blemishes from photos in Lightroom, so I’ll still use the camera. I noticed the blob first on a photo from this morning, but when I checked it is large enough to see through the viewfinder if I point the camera to the sky. It wasn’t there when we went to Wandsworth Common because I would have noticed it when shooting aircraft in the sky.

The next few days are forecast to be quite warm, possibly up to 30 degrees. Today’s maximum is 25, with a very sunny morning and a bit of cloud about this afternoon.

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  1. It got up to 26C today but it’s been raining ☔️ since about 5.30pm. It’s now 10.42pm and I’m just about ready to go to bed. Loving the photos Susie 😄

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