London Called


Wen & I were able to meet up in London over the weekend and had a great time.  We hadn’t seen each other for 2 months and London was the choice for a weekend rendezvous (life is hard these days).

We had a great time visiting some cool galleries.  Best was probably Tropicalia @ the Barbican.  Apparently Tropicalia was an art movement in Brazil in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s and they showcased it while also reinterpreting it.  There were some incredible pieces-most notably the most colourful sticker I’ve ever seen by the incredibly art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (photo via link below).  Many were interactive and one enabled you to create your own music by opening and closing cupboards (a switch was triggered and it turned on both a movie inside the cupboard and played a sound).

We also had the pleasure of visiting Wendy’s great-aunt Phyllis who made us eat like it was the fall of Rome.  A full chicken with bacon on top; sausages; mashed potatoes; roasted potatoes; green beans; cauliflower; salad and cherry tomatoes.  All that for just two people (Phyllis literally touched nothing)  You’d think we’d never seen food before.  Needless to say we ended up walking home the long way...

Also had a chance to see Pearso and he took us for a nice spin around SW1.  The place was a disaster as Chelsea had played that day and the streets were chock full of smashed bear bottles and cans.  Looked just like Paris after the riots.

Check out the photos here to see Wendy demonstrate her love of her corporate master.  Not 1 but 3 photos of her outside Unilever House.  Incidentally, maybe the fact that they’re redoing their stone offices on the bank of the Thames is one of the reason that they’ve underperformed P&G by 50% over the past 5 years!

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

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