Sunday on the Southbank

Last Sunday I have met with my friend at Tate Gallery to see Sonia Delaunay exhibition. We both enjoyed looking at her impressive artwork of paintings, graphic designs, fashion projects and textiles. What a woman! Born in a poor Ukrainian family, she has been adopted as a young child by her wealthy uncle and introduced to art from an early age. Her drawing skills were noticed by her teachers. She has worked creatively through all her life and my friend said “She is my heroine”. Sonia and her husband Robert developed a theory called simultanism which states that our perception of colours seem to change when they are placed alongside each other. I was amazed by her use of colour and shapes. Really worth seeing.

After the exhibition we had a coffee in a very nice, members only cafe with an amazing view of Shard (tallest building in Europe) in the blue sky. The weather has been a treat and we later took a stroll along the River Thames. The Southbank in London is always a very busy place with many events going on. There was a Festival of Love, street artists, buskers, performers. Summer in the city in full swing.

The City of London
The City of London
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St.Paul’s Cathedral
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Tate Modern gallery
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The iconic chimney of Tate
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Yoda finishing his show
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Southwark Bridge and Tower Bridge
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The Shard
Millennium Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral
Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Oxo Tower
Oxo Tower

London has been enjoying some fine weather for the past few days and today was another glorious yet breezy day. I went down to a local park for a bit of lie down and some cloud watching. Now I shall learn more about the clouds terminology!

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