Monday, 4 March 2013

Three Days In London

As promised, here are some photos and sketches from my trip to London with Josie.

On thursday we arrived in London at 7.30 after getting the 1 am Megabus from Plymouth, and went to the Optometry centre when it opened. It was pretty awesome -- we got a tour, some free postcards and tried on some funky glasses.

We then had a wander around Trafalgar Square, took some cheesy touristy photos, saw some Lolita girls, and went to the National Gallery.

We also ran into Pat Butcher, sort of...

Friday was the Poster conference at the V&A which was really good. Learnt lots of new stuff and listened to talks from lots of interesting people. One of my favourites was probably Dryden Goodwin's "Linear" Art on the Underground: 

We also had fun in the spin top chairs by the lecture halls...

We had dinner at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichol's which was really nice. We also tried bubble tea which was interesting, basically tasted like mango squash with blueberries (I'm assuming these were the so called "bubbles").

On Saturday we stopped by the Science museum, but forgot that it would be crazy busy with children and families so we weren't there for long. But we had some fun looking at bubbles and dry ice making patterns with carbon dioxide.

We then went back to the V&A to do some more drawings, and discovered new rooms that we'd never been in before, such as the silver and metal rooms, costume and theatre & performance, plus some rooms that weren't ready to be opened yet but we had a sneak peek from the balconies.

All in all, a really lovely few days, I always forget how much I love the V&A, and the conference was definitely worth going to. :)

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