Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday, Part One

This morning we met Robin's cousin, Danny, and his family for breakfast at a nearby Hilton. They've been staying in the English countryside and are taking the chunnel to Europe for more sightseeing.

This afternoon we went to the National Portrait Gallery to see lots of great portraits, including The Tudors and a contemporary collection.

Next we made our way across town to the St. Paul tube station where we crossed the Thames on the Millennium pedestrian bridge to the Globe Theater neighborhood. After a fast, delicious dinner at Tas Pide, a Turkish restaurant across the street from the globe, we went to see Macbeth at the Globe. A very good production, viiolent, bloody, and lots of screaming. Lots of the Groundlings (the standing room audience around the stage) had to stick their heads thru holes in a fabric surrounding the stage. Actors and musicians occasionally appeared thru a hole in the cloth.

Getting ready for a big day tomorrow: a trip to Greenwich and an after hours drawing session at the Tate Modern tomorrow night.