I promise this is my last post about our weekend away (unless you really want to know what we packed!)
On Sunday we walked.
Past Lambeth Palace, over Vauxhall Bridge, through Belgravia to the V&A to see the Ove Arup exhibition (half price with the Art Pass, the Georgia O'Keeffe was reduced entry too). If you feel so inclined the Ove Arup exhibition is brilliant, it's a small space but crammed with information about the man, the company and the buildings, especially Sydney Opera House and the Pompidou, Paris.
We shared a drink in the ridiculously gorgeous cafe
Then started walking again, through the courtyard and out
Up into Hyde Park, to see the Serpentine Pavilion (I stroked a gorgeous little dog here), out onto Hyde Park Corner after snapping Jacob Epstein's Pan
Up Piccadilly, making a special stop at Caffe Nero to see Horse and Rider by Elisabeth Frink. Anne at Frayed At The Edge shared some photographs of another version of this in Winchester.
After so much art we needed to cool off, where better than Soho? Could we pass up the chance to visit a vegan ice cream parlour? I have read so much about Yorica! and it didn't disappoint. Rice milk-based ice cream, shakes or fro-yo in loads of flavours, with a huge choice of toppings, what more could I ask for?
Dan went for one scoop chocolate orange, one scoop blackcurrant, topped with chocolate brownies and chocolate chips. I chose passion fruit, and my favourite flavour of anything - violet, plus chocolate brownies. Both topped off with a selection of free sprinkles from the self-serve sprinkle bar. Oh yes!
We walked back past the John Snow pub so Dan could tip his hat to the man that started his interest in research, and as luck would have it, what should we find across the road?
That was our evening meal on the train sorted!
Fortified we headed off to find our final piece of public art, The Spirit of Electricity by Geoffrey Clarke which is just opposite St Martin's Theatre - home of The Mousetrap.
What a corker!
It was time to start heading back to Euston, so we strolled up, taking in the architecture, old and new, past UCL when we agreed we could squeeze in a bit of one more thing, so we nipped into the Wellcome Collection to the States Of Mind exhibition, all about the various facets of consciousness. It was nice to come full circle and end up thinking about synesthesia again as it featured in the O'Keefe exhibition, which by now seemed a very long time ago! I treated myself to a book about Nikola Tesla who I have been increasingly interested in after hearing this song. Just time to get across the park, into the station and start our journey home.
What could improve this already fantastic weekend? Opened the post when we got home, Dan had a tax refund!