Friday, June 27, 2008

Klimt Exhibition

Today I took off work, dropped the kiddies off at school, and took Megan to Liverpool to see the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Tate gallery. We had a pub lunch and a nice walk around the new section of town near the John Lewis...all looks very nice.

I'm do enjoy the design of arts and crafts movement and art nouveau... subjects I'd like to learn more about. I've very much enjoyed visiting various Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Renee Macintosh buildings. Some of Macintosh's art was also featured in this Tate exhibit.

There was more than just paintings, you could see sculpture, furniture, and architectural models of Klimt's contemporaries and friends. Its a special exhibition not to be missed by anyone interested in art and design.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Weekend Roadtrip - Windsor & Walsall

We took a weekend trip down south to Windsor for a pilgrimage to Lego Land. Had a fantastic day out and absolutely perfect weather. Short queues, and our tickets were free from redeeming Tesco points...can it get any better?

After the park closed we went for a nice noodle dinner in Windsor at the local Wagamama. Gotta love that hot chili ramen with an Asahi black lager, yum yum can't get enough. The castle in Windsor is really imposing, wouldn't mind touring it someday!

On our walk along the Thames there was a bridge taken over by tango dancers, that was interesting to watch, people from all walks of life and all ages having a good time.

We stayed the night back up north in Walsall. Had a leisurely breakfast (good as normal from Village Hotels) and a swim in their pool. Then we walked Walsall for a few hours. Their New Art Gallery is fantastic... hosting huge collection of Jacob Epstein sculptures. They also had these cool of Albrecht Durrer wood carvings, along with many other impressive works by a wide range of artists from renaissance to modern.