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London 4-4-2011

On April 4 it was time for the most important part of our itinerary, the reason we came to London in the first place: A visit to the Doctor Who experience in Olympia 2 in Kensington ;-) After having breakfast around the corner outside, our timeslot was coming up and we went in. It was fun, part experience with different effects, part exhibition with aliens, tardis (both in- and exterior), and anything doctor who really. We befriended a Dalek (which attacked me with his plunger when Maarten took control of him) and I recorded my voice and when you played the recording it sounded like the voice of a Dalek. That's just how I've always wanted my voice to sound... We're quite the whovians!

Next up was a visit to the Monument. It's a lesser-known London attraction, an old tower built in the 17th century as a monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London. The Royal Society used it as a place to conduct experiments for a while but it moved too much to live up to their need of precision. There are nice views to be had after climbing the 311 steps to the viewing platform.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at Tate Modern. I had walked past it several time but had never visited. We saw Ai Wei Wei's sunflower seeds and much of the permanent collection. Usually in a museum I move slowly trough the rooms, reading everything, looking at everything. But in museums with modern art I feel free to move quicker and slow down whenever something catches my eye. I'm slowly starting to recognize more styles, schools and artist's names, which makes things more interesting, but still mostly look at modern art with my pair of aesthetic glasses on and not as a student on a learning-mission.


Huge hall. Endless amount of tiny porselain sunflower seeds.


Not just a place for viewing art, but also for making it...


The amount of free newspapers available resembles the multi- culturalness of London.

Geplaatst op 28-09-2012.
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