An afternoon on the South Bank

Last Tuesday I had to go to London for a morning appointment. That done and dusted, I set off to truly justify the train fare and make the most of the rest of my day. First on the agenda meet my son for lunch. I was a bit early at Borough Market where we had agreed to meet, so had a wander round. The market is only fully open Thursday lunchtime till Saturday lunchtime but there was still a pleasing bustle and plenty to see.

After a late lunch I headed off along the Thames towards my next goal the Tate Modern. The afternoon light was becoming spectacular and I spotted this bit of graffiti which I swear wasn’t there when I walked this way just before Christmas.

Arriving at the Tate I reckoned I had just enough time to do a quick ‘first pass’ at the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition. My husband gave me a Tate membership for Christmas and one of the benefits is that you don’t have to book for the exhibitions but can just drop in any time and as many times as you want! How great is that? I’m not planning to write in detail about the exhibition except to say that the scope of it is amazing and it’s well worth a visit. For those of you across the pond it will be at MOMA in New York in the late spring.

Coming out of the Tate it was beginning to get dark. The moon had risen and was shining high over the embankment

Pausing on my way to Waterloo just before the National Theatre I spotted some brightly coloured lights behind the OXO Tower which, of course, I had to investigate. This is what I found complete with posing model!

Time to go and catch my train, stopping only for a final look at the moon over the City

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