Day 48 14-06-2014 Sat London

Another gallery day today. First the Wallace Collection which was not dissimilar to the V&A but with better quality items.

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Rembrandt self-portrait
Rembrandt self-portrait

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Frans Hals, The laughing cavalier
Frans Hals, The laughing cavalier

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Afterward, walking down Oxford St., we observed an unruly queue of people waiting to get into a Footlocker store. Some had been camped out all night. A little further on we observed a seagull in flight carrying a pigeon. It almost collided with a bus, forcing it to let go its prey. The pigeon took off like a shot with the seagull in hot pursuit, wheeling all over the place. We don’t know how it turned out as they flew into a side street.

Then on to the Tate Britain.

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Joshua and the Angel

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Queen Elizabeth proclaiming her eligibility for marriage
Queen Elizabeth proclaiming her eligibility for marriage

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John Constable, The Lock
John Constable, The Lock

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In the evening we met up with Gabi, our friend from Sydney in the early 80’s. We started at a pub in Victoria Station but it was so noisy with World Cup 2014 broadcasts we had to get out after one drink. We then had a fun evening together over a meal at a nearby Italian restaurant.

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outside a Lacoste shop
outside a Lacoste shop

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