A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wow

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

Just back from a weekend in London with friends. A leisurely walk through St James’ park on Saturday afternoon, wine in the Tate Modern overlooking the Thames and the London skyline, dinner at The Swan restaurant (where we bumped into Dame Judi Dench)( Can you believe it???!!!) (No, me neither) and then we went to the Globe to see A Midsummer Nights Dream.

20131013-205851.jpgPicture courtesy of Nigel Chadwick (creative commons) see original at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1270847 It was amazing. The best theatre going experience I have had. Ever. The costumes, the choreography, .

20131013-210705.jpgphotograph by John Haynes, image at The Globe web sitethe acting, the laughs (yes honest to goodness, full bellied guffawing as opposed to, “I’ll laugh so everyone knows I’m educated enough to “get” Shakespeare” laughs), the “close to the knuckle-ness”, the setting. It was amazing.

A moonlit walk across the Millenium Bridge with St Paul’s floodlit as the backdrop.

Sunday morning at the V and A viewing the most random assortment of collections (Chinese armour, 80s clubbing outfits, Trajan’s Column, Persian carpets), and then lunch at L’Opera, a Turkish/Middle-Eastern restaurant opposite the Brompton Oratory (absolutely delicious).

A very good weekend indeed

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