Day trip to London

Yesterday I flew into London from Berlin for a day trip. I met Marie at Stansted Airport and we took the express train to Liverpool St station and walked down from there, to the Tate Modern, to see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition. Even though I know her work, I was quite surprised to to see the diversity of subjects she painted: New York scenes, flowers, desert scenes, sensual abstracts,  bones, houses, clouds and lots more and also included many photographs of her life. Although the exhibition only had a small set of her well known flower paintings, it was still a very comprehensive retrospective and well worth a visit.

At the back of the Tate, the new Tate extension building opened recently. It's an iconic twisting pyramid shaped building, nearly doubles the exhibition space available at the Tate and, as well as being a great set of spaces on each floor, it also offers some interesting views of surrounding London.

Later we went to an afternoon performance of Macbeth in Shakespeare's Globe theatre, which is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. There were only standing tickets available, which, as it turned out, were perfect - close to the stage and amazing value at £5 each. It was a great performance.

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at the Globe

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth at the Globe