Sunday, April 08, 2007

Walk Three Hundred and Forty-Seven – Day in London with Tom and Xavier

There you go – please ignore my whingeing in the previous post. My son Tom was a star accompanying his old mother and little brother on a day out. We chose suitably gruesome museums – the Old Operating Theatre Museum and the Clink Prison Museum. We saw the replica of the Golden Hinde. We bought a picnic lunch from Borough Market – mecca for London foodies. We ate the lunch in the grounds of Southwark Cathedral. We walked along the Thames, Tom had a go on the Carsten Höller slides in the Tate Modern, we had a whistlestop tour of the watercolour exhibition at the Bankside galleries. And we walked back over the Thames to the train station. All in all, a day that felt like a holiday. All of the sketches above were done in pen during the day in my small cartridge sketchbook.


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

You fitted ALL of that in one day!!! So much to see. You and your family are so lucky with London nearby with so much to explore. And you even fitted in some drawing. What energy you must have. Your kids will remember these special days and thank you - one day - for them.

3:30 am  
Blogger Katherine said...

That's my sketchcrawl route from last summer - it's a great walk! You can see it here

I'm amazed you managed to fit so much in and still sketch when with other people!

4:59 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Wendy- we are so lucky having London on the doorstep.

Katherine when I looked at St Pauls I thought of your sketch and tried to imagine at what point you had stopped to draw.

11:08 pm  
Blogger Alison said...

Well, that's a very different day from what you had envisaged if you didn't organise something - how satisfying - and a lovely set of quick sketches.

2:04 pm  

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