Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Travel Journal - volume I

Trolled around Bloomsbury yesterday, paying my respects to Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville West, Lytton Stratchey, and company. Walked around Tavistock and Gordon Squares and hit a few bookshops in the neighborhood, picking up copies of Rose Tremaine's new novel, The Road Home, Thirteen, by Sebastien Beaumont - a recommendation of Scott Pack's and not yet available in the U.S., and Juan Gabrile Vaquez's The Informers, a recommendation of Dovegrey's.

We attended a production of Bertold Brecht's The Good Soul of Setzuan at the Young Vic in the evening with the fantastic Jane Horrocks. Really splendid production directed by Richard Jones. If I could figure out how to do pictures on this computer I would - but it's not in the cards.

Our first day we took the Tate Museum's boat between the Tate Britain and Tate Modern museums, a lovely way to see London! And the Tate Modern - a converted power plant - is a tremendous space to view modern art and has a terrific permanent collection.

Now I have to get into my tux for this evening's performance of Incoronazione di Poppea at Glyndebourne. We'll have an elegant picnic lunch between the acts - so it should be quite an affair!


Iliana said...

Sounds like your holiday is off to a great start! Enjoy the performance and looking forward to more travel tales :)

heather (errantdreams) said...

Sounds like a lovely trip you're having---I hope it only gets better from there!

Anonymous said...

wishing you good weather, happy strolling and wonderful theatre-going!
If I read your photos right, you're eventually headed to Greece??? Can't wait for the travel report from there!

Anonymous said...

Oh Tate Museum! I'm jealous. Enjoy the strolling and the show. :)