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Post by therealjaxon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:46 am

In hotel rooms there's always a chair in the corner.......

If you watch porn you'll know what that's for.....
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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:51 am

:?

I'm to cheap to pay for that....so have no idea what your talking about....I wonder what he does with the chair....I mean there's a perfectly good bed just sitting there :?
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Post by therealjaxon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:20 am

Well, usually the husband sits in it while watching the wife get plowed.

But enough of the derail, what's the plan for today? :)
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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:19 pm

:| cough ! I see so you have one of those open........cough !well each to their own.

Anyway.....


Spent the morning wandering around the area...

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Lovely church nearby, though I gave up on religion along with my alters boy cassock decades ago I do like just sitting down and admiring the architecture of religious sites, from the way their constructed to amplify song to the minutia of decoration i'm never bored in a church.

There is also some interesting modern buildings around here with a giant red triangle just down the road from me, as well as that newish Loyds building as well.


Did like the juxtaposition of this old (I want to say Victorian) pub flanked by the two glass towers behind it along with the crane showing how London is constantly changing.

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Also had my first alcohol in probably 15 years when I had an ok pub lunch of cod and chips with a pint of cider....tasted how I remember it but feck my it keeps coming back at me.

As for tonight I think I might try my luck and go see the musical Wicked tonight, if not maybe tomorrow as the Apollo is just 100 yards down the road from my hotel.
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Post by therealjaxon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:40 pm

That's a great pic of the skyscrapers and the Pub :D Nice.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:10 pm

Yeah I like to mess about with my Lumix filters when I can.

Anyway...


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:) going to my first ever musical tomorrow, don't think panto at the gaiety aged 9 counts.

:shock: its nearly 3 fekkin hours long.
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Post by shinymcshine » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 pm

Wicked is pretty good, although I'm not too keen on the Victoria Apollo, its a bit too big a theatre for my liking.

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Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:34 am

Ok breakfast in the Hilton hotel (pork sas,bacon,beans,hash browns), though the Novatel one I went to last time had black pudding so they win.

Today with the underground hopefully up and running i'll be going to the Victoria and Albert again, which has an interesting exhibition of medieval embroidery on (£12 a ticket :| ).

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/opus- ... embroidery

Or...

There's also an exhibition of underwear...

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/undre ... -underwear


:roll: can only afford one. what to do, what to do.

Then it will be of to the Natural History museum next door, where the have just replaced the prime exhibit...

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/taking-dippy-down.html

...so it can go on tour, sadly the blue whale isn't up yet it seems but , most of the other halls are, so afternoon there and Wicked tonight.
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Post by therealjaxon » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:12 pm

Wicked is three hours?? Screw that, my back couldn't take it!
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Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:22 pm

:D found me scones...

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And then on to the V&A...

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Found new stuff that maybe has been switched around since my last visit...

Think this is an interpretation of Herod ordering the killing of all new-borns.
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Very creepy (I think at least) porcelain statues of children...
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Dude it may be the butcher in e talking but that is cool as f##k !
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Rather nice Samurai exhibit, as good as any I saw in Japan.
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Then it was on to the Natural History Museum, nothing new to show of course, but I will say this Museums in London in January are quiet.

Well my first musical starts in an hour so ta-ta for now.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:24 pm

therealjaxon wrote:Wicked is three hours?? Screw that, my back couldn't take it!
My back can take it. its the tendonitis in my ankles that might be a bit#h.


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Well that's that...

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It was ok I suppose, not really for me though, a few funny lines made me smile but overall the only thing that kept me there was the "you paid £50 stick it out, you paid £50 stick it out..."

Mabye i'm just to old and grumpy.
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Post by therealjaxon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:04 pm

I watch a lot of shows, and yeah you do get some that you just want to end! Only the money you've paid keeps you there!

Also, that baby killing statue up top is terrible - WTF?!
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Post by sleepery jeem » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:10 pm

:| well its been pi##ing down most of the day, not that it mattered as I spent most of it indoors at the British museum and the National portrait gallery.

Came back around 4pm to light snow flurrys that might make my bus back tomorrow night less than fun but will wait and see on that one.

Tomorrow I fancy going to see that new star wars flick at a cinema near by, other that not much else to do than hang about till the bus comes.

Overall it was nice to come back to London for the museum again but I think this will be the last time here for some time.


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Post by Blakey » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:07 pm

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Re: Jeem : London's Calling / LC 2.0

Post by sleepery jeem » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:47 am

:? might be the spotty wifi in my room as well, I drops out at random.

Anyway....


The British Museum.
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Not really much new to post aside from this unusual collection of disabled and diseased figurines...

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Some are just obese others suffering from pott's disease, just find it interesting that ancient cultures would venerate such conditions.


Also this helmet...

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This throws up an interesting difference in how I view things when visiting a museum, there was two Americans in front of me and all they discussed about the helm was where it was from, how it was made, the culture it came from.

:?

I've always viewed items from a more human perspective, a man died with it on, was it in battle, a raid, or did he simply stumble and fall from his citys walls.

I look at things and want to connect to their past, there was a huge collections of coins on display at one point and I looked at them and wonder...

Was that gold coin used to buy a horse, or was it the spoils of war, maybe it was an officers pay, did he buy food ?, wine ?, a slave ?.

Did that low value silver coin belong to a peasant, was it all the wealth he had ?, pert of a dowry for his only daughter ?.

I suppose I just like to make up storys for things I see, but it brings things to life for me and its why I love museums so much i think.

Anyway as a said its of to the movies then home tonight...maybe weather dependent :roll:
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