After I walked Robin to class, I stopped by an upscale electronics store to buy a mophie extra power pack for my iPhone. No luck so I changed my original plan of going to the National Portrait Gallery and made a tube hop to the Apple Store in Covent Garden. They had the mophie I was looking for, and I enjoyed the visit to Covent Garden. Photos in a coming-soon blog.
But now I gotta get some of these yesterday photos uploaded before I lose track of them.
|I said "Give me a classic swan pose" and the swan struck this 10-second pose. Maybe 5 seconds.|
|A nice spot on Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake to have a snack.|
|Looks like the Swan & Pigeon Patrol has discovered a kid with bread.|
|Harrod’s department store is in the neighborhood so I stopped by. Harrod’s has 22 different upscale bars, cafes, and restaurants, and lots of other food markets and counters. I recommend the cuttlefish, above.|
|More Harrod’s. Whole Foods will never seem the same.|
|Makes me wonder what I missed by just staying on the first floor.|
|Harrod’s perfume department. The scent in here os lovely but overpowering (cough, gasp, choke).|
|Very contemporary and impressionistic. Love the paint spatters, splashes, and smears on the glass.|
|Detail of a painting. The artist is Andrew Salgado. I love you man.|
|The window displays include mannequins that are splashed with paint.|
|Love the messy paint on the windows. I keep seeing that homeless guy reflected in windows, but when I turn around he’s gone. Creepy.|
|Speaking of galleries, most tube stations are also galleries. This exhibit at Gloucester Road is based on a Big Ben theme.|