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Ger's London Trip Report

Old May 9th, 2005, 08:07 AM
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Fung Shing is my favourite Chinese restaurant in London. It was introduced to me by a colleague who loves his food and travels a lot. I have not been there in about 4 years and it was delicious last time. I trust any restaurant he sends me too.

Chinese is just pretty awful still in Dublin I miss real Chinese food. Sounds like a great trip. I must go over again for a weekend.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Thanks, Ger, for the V&A Arts and Crafts suggestion. I don't think that I'll have time for this trip -- actually never been to V&A.

It makes me wonder what I've been doing during all my trips to London. I guess I really don't know this city that well.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 03:35 PM
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Oh, wow, Ger, you got to see the Nocturnes up close & personal! Sounds like your sister was a tremendously wonderful influence in your life.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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Ger- I think London is the 2nd and last stop of the Caravaggio exhibit. I don't know of any websites that list traveling exhibitions. And don't worry, I'll post a trip report when I return. It probably will be another long and obsessive-compulsive one. I don't know if you like 17th-century Dutch genre paintings, but I'm going to this exhibit at the Queen's Gallery. 10 days and counting!
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Old May 9th, 2005, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for another wonderful trip report; I admire anyone who starts their meal w/Champers!

I think London is the second, and final, stop for the Caravaggio exhibit. I don't know of a site for traveling exhibits, but this is a good site to check for museums/exhibits in European cities. Unfortunately they don't list the museums' websites but they are easy enough to find via Google.

If you'll be in London in late June-September, you might wish to attend Gabriele Münter: The Search For Expression 1906-1917 at the Courtauld.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 05:47 PM
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Uh_oh: Sir John Soames house was on my very long list of “Things to See”. Maybe next time

LoveItaly: Thanks! I am off to Umbria next weekend and promise another trip report.

Hi Siobhan: The very best Chinese food in Dublin is cooked in my sister’s kitchen in Castleknock We don’t do too badly at the Good World as my BIL has know them for many years. He just tells them what he wants and they cook him anything he fancies. As you well know, there is a world of difference in the food when you order from the Chinese menu. But, that having been said, there is NO comparison to the quality in big cities like London and Toronto. He visited us in Toronto a couple of years ago and we brought him to a couple of good Chinese restaurants and he thought he had died and gone to heaven.

111op: As I said, like you I have neglected London for several years and I won’t do it again! The V&A is definitely worth a visit. It is by far the most eclectic collection of bric-a-brac I have every seen!

Yes, Beatchick, my sister was a HUGE influence on my life and I will be eternally grateful to her.

Yk: Yes, I DO love Dutch painters from the 17th century! When I visit the Louvre, that section is my first stop. I look forward to your trip report.

Regards Ger

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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:12 PM
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YK, I see you've added a link to your trip report - thank you!! I tried finding it the other day but couldn't!
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Old May 15th, 2005, 11:00 AM
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I found this website today which is quite nifty. It lists Dutch & Flemish art in museums, including exhibitions.
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