August 07, 2012

Hirst, shawls and St Paul

While abroad, especially when on a mission like the Olympic one to London last weekend,  I am always excited when I spot "This is Belgium" material. But honestly, it's not always as easy or obvious as you might think. I did not see anything that could link the National Portrait Gallery to this blog (but I like the reflection photo through the glass ceiling of the cafeteria) nor could I link St Paul's cathedral to Belgium (but I like the 'Thank you for visiting..." sign).
I thoroughly enjoyed Damien Hirst's expo and did find these black yellow and red shawls ready for me to be snapped in Tate Modern's gift shop ;-)
http://www.npg.org.uk/
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/damien-hirst

29 comments:

  1. Ook de 'thank you for visiting...' is rood.geel.zwart, Anni !
    Lie(f)s.

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    1. tja, maar ik wou nu toch ook niet overdrijven, Lies

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  2. I liked the one with the kids in front of the intestines :)

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    1. yes, me too, Judy, that is Damien Hirst's work.. google his name.. fascinating

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  3. I've never been keen on Hirst...but very much so on St.Pauls!
    Were the shawls arranged like that to start with...or did you have to take a hand!

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  4. Ah, yes! The first one is my favorite, too! Fun shots for the day, Anni!

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  5. Great intestines but I love your shot of the cafe with the reflections and light... Sounds like you had a great time in London town!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. yes Genie, it was almost as great as Paris ! :)

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  6. The Tate and Saint-Paul's.
    I'll be staying in that area for a couple of days at the end of the month.

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  7. Hallo Anni, Je hebt sport en cultuur goed weten te combineren!
    Groetjes,
    Frans

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    1. dank je wel Frans, het was inderdaad een beetje 'van alles wat' wat het een prefect weekend maakte behalve dan de de sport nogal passief was...

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  8. oh, I miss London. fab photos. as always :)

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    1. enjoy your side of the world now, Petra.. I would love to visit where you are ...sounds so exotic and your photos prove it every day again

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  9. Hehe, goed gezien hoor Anni!
    Grappig ook!

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  10. Mooie foto met de reflectie van de St.Pauls. De Modern Tate is een geweldig gebouw vond ik toen ik er was.De sjaals heb je goed gezien.

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  11. Bella la foto della caffetteria! Ciao. buona giornata.
    Antonella

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  12. I was at the Tate Modern just 1 month and a half ago. Do you enjoy it?

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  13. I love the last image Anni, the reflection is so beautiful. Glad you are having a great holiday. :)

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  14. The statue with the anatomic elements is certainly big enough to understand where your liver is.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  15. de Hirst's expositie was zeker heel interessant.
    Inderdaad de reflectie's in het laatste foto zijn wonderful. Groetjes Dietmut

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  16. Een zeer mooie vierde foto met een fantastische weerspiegeling!

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  17. It seems like the museum is using all of its available space by including a narrow, yet cozy cafe. The natural light coming from above really brightens up the place.

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  18. Ha ha, I like the little touch of Belgium in the scarves! Strangely enough, I haven't seen Hirst's exhibition yet. I prefer the Tate Modern in winter.

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  19. De sjals zijn mooi!!! Simple maar toch belgisch!

    Groetjes

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