Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Rubbernecking in London
We had a lovely time in the National Gallery, all the way from a superb light lunch (good tip, Neil) to the Canaletto I'd never seen before (The Stonemasons' Yard) which I loved instantly. There is of course the thrill of going into a room and spotting some painting you've seen replicated on everything from silk ties to teatowels and suddenly realising this is it - the real thing.
We had some Earl Grey in Covent Garden to the accompaniment of a super string quintet, a visit to the wonderful Rohan shop there (many clothes we hadn't seen in Glasgow) and ended up in Fish! for dinner. Great.