Trip Report: London Long Weekend

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Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:50 PM
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for sharing your pictures. Do you know what the glass buildings are in pictures no. 7 and 10? (anyone?)
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:30 PM
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No7 is London City Hall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(London)

No 10 is the Gerkin building, formerly SwissRe, formal name 30 St Mary Axe
http://www.30stmaryaxe.com/

both designed by Norman Foster.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for the pics, amy. the weather didn't look as bad as it sounds, cuz I'm not feeling the "chill" thru your pictures.

I'll look for you on Wednesday at the MFA.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Amy, thanks for sharing the pictures! I'm mentally planning my trip as we speak...
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Feb 23rd, 2009, 06:56 AM
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Nice photos. Thank you.
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Feb 26th, 2009, 06:24 AM
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Hi amyb-

I *tried* to look for you last night at the lecture, or I should say, *tried* to look for your coat last night but I wasn't sure if I spotted you... Were you the one with the large green purse/shoulder bag?
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Feb 26th, 2009, 09:42 AM
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yk, thanks for the names of the buildings.
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Feb 26th, 2009, 10:34 AM
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YK, neither of us made it. My sis is quite sick but I was still planning to go. But then I got stuck on the commuter rail going home, didn't even get in my door until 6:30 (instead of 5:15) and it was 45 mins back in...the joys of the MBTA! How was it?
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Feb 26th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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Oh that's too bad. I hope your sister is getting better.

Hmmm... the lecture was fine, I guess. The speaker/author kind of irked me (he probably just pressed my wrong button) as I found him coming across as rather pompous. The other lady, forgot her name but she's the senior curator for European paintings with grey wavy hair, she was EXCELLENT.

Since I've read one book on van Meegeren before ("I Was Vermeer" by Frank Wynne)
http://www.amazon.com/Was-Vermeer-Tw.../dp/1582345937
There wasn't really anything new that I learned from last night's lecture. So overall, it wasn't a well-spent $20.

But it did get me to see 2 of the new exhibitions while I was there. Saw the Splendor and Elegance show on European Decorative Arts, and the photography one.
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