Thursday, 20 December 2007

Foggy day in London Town

Wednesday certainly was a foggy day in London town, and at first I thought I had chosen the wrong day to make my trip. Not to worry though, the fog cleared and the sun shone although the temperature did not rise. First stop was to look at the newly opened St Pancras station; I had been told it was not worth the stop! but I enjoyed looking around and most of the shops are open now. It was buzzing with travellers with trains in and out of the station frequently.

Second stop was the Victoria and Albert Museum and to see the Ikat Exhibition in the Fashion Department. The tube was crowded with shoppers but the long walk to the Museum was cheered by buskers playing Christmas Carols. I didn’t think there would be many visitors, wrong, many people had time to spend at this wonderful and inspiring place. On entering the Museum I was distracted by ‘Out of the Ordinary’ an Exhibition of Spectacular Craft that is on until 17th February 2008. Looking around, I am always astounded by the difference in the arts. Items that took my fancy: -

‘Capacity’ by Annie Cattrell a sculptor from London that works mainly in glass

This piece of metal work, I didn’t get the name of the piece, by Sculptor Olu Amoda from Nigeria and who works with salvage from the streets of Lagos

'Topologies' by Anne Wilson who comes from Chicago. Anne uses traditional textile techniques such as lace making, crochet and knitting within her art. These wonderful fans are only part of the finished piece.

Enough of distractions, onto the Ikat exhibition.

But on the way I saw this

And this

Oh and this,

Guess I love the blues and turquoise.

Finally I found the Ikats and what a display, these are just some of the items in the exhibition.
It was a wonderful exhibition with loads of displays to see and well worth the trip. A very tiring day that ended with having a delightful lunch with son number two at John Lewis's 'Place to Eat' at the Oxford Street store's 5th Floor. Delicious.

1 comment:

Fannie said...

I feel as if I was there with you. Thanks for the pics. More, more.