little_star19: (People are People)

Gilbert & George
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.

After yum cha, we headed into the Tate Modern to see the Gilbert & George exhibition. I had never heard of them before, so had no idea what to expect, whereas Dean was really wanting to see it.

The art on show was a retrospective, so started with charcoal sketches frm 1969 onto work they did last year. Personally, I much preferred there early work, which was stark, black and white's with splashes of red. Most of their work has an image of them in it somewhere. And a lot of it is quite confronting, either because of the language used, or the imagery (naked men, religious symbols etc). The later stuff though, I really didn't like. They started working on the computer, so it just had a different feel, and they started using dodgy beveled fonts, and some of it felt like they'd knocked it up in photoshop in 10 minutes.

However, because they use images of themselves, it was like watching them grow old. 30 years worth of photos, you could watch them age before your eyes. It also meant you could see when societal attitudes started to change. In their early work, they were both pictured, but rarely together. As the years went on, they were featured closer together. The first time you see them standing next to each other, touching, is amazing. They're also naked in that photo whcih really adds to it.

There were way too many people in the gallery though, and I felt like I was constantly pushing my way through people. This was also my first trip to a Gallery in London, so it's probably just something I'm going to have to get used to. I'm used to the quiet of the Art Gallery in Brisbane, where I could sit and look at a painting for ages without having masses of people walk in front of me.

Now I just need to start going to galleries more, especially since they're mostly free, and I am meant to saving money. :)

Yesterday

Apr. 26th, 2007 08:55 pm
little_star19: (Love)

Smile
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.

This is one of the best photos we took yesterday on our anniversary outing. We were proper tourists and walked all around Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, before walking through St James Park and Trafalgar Square to get to Piccadilly Circus.

I took lots of photos, though they're mostly a little grainy...I had my camera on the wrong setting! Still I'll be doing some messing around with them, and uploading some soon.

My Street

Apr. 9th, 2007 12:07 pm
little_star19: (Fly)

Street
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.


This is a photo I took yesterday of my street. My building is about halfway along.

It's been a weekend of absolutely lovely days, and today is no exception. Unfortunately, today is stay at home and do uni work day.

Dean and I

Apr. 9th, 2007 11:54 am
little_star19: (Poke your tongue out.)

DSC00986
Originally uploaded by vermillion_moon.

Dean and I messing about yesterday. We had an Easter lunch at Jen's brother's place, which was absolutely fantastically yummy. :)


little_star19: (Where the wind leads)

Hill
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.

Yesterday, it being both a long weekend and a wonderfully sunny day, we ventured to Hampstead Heath for wandering and exploring.

It was a lovely lovely day, and we wandered through the grounds, and ended up at Kenwood House where we had coffee (and I had an ice cream) and looking through the portrait gallery there.

Afterwards we ended up at the Spaniards Inn, a fantastic pub that was first build in 1585 and over the years has been frequented by people like John Keats and Charles Dickens. It's a pub that's now been added to our list of top 10 favourite pubs in London.

I've uploaded about 40 photos from yesterday! It was so beautiful that most of my photos turned out fantastic and it was so hard to choose what ones to upload and which ones to not, so I uploaded most of them!


triptych

Mar. 15th, 2007 05:01 am
little_star19: (Blossoms)

triptych
Originally uploaded by vermillion_moon.

Another photo from our Sunday walk....blurry, but I like it that way. Jen took it while walking, pointing the camera behind her.


little_star19: (Escape)

Small house
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.

This little house was just too cute not to take a photo, especially with the big blocks behind it.


Dusseldorf

Dec. 22nd, 2006 06:04 pm
little_star19: (Where the wind leads)

Ducks
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.

I've uploaded a couple of photos from Dusseldorf to my flickr also. There's not too many at the moment, just a selection.

Though now that I have my own camera expect more photos! And I have a pro account at flickr now, so I don't have to worry about limits.



Greenwich

Nov. 19th, 2006 04:49 pm
little_star19: (Shy)

Greenwich
Originally uploaded by littlestar19.

Yesterday we went to Greenwich and had a wander. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, the sky was the brightest blue. We wandered through the parks and historical buildings and ended the day up at the observatory looking over London at night. It was simply beautiful, and it felt like being at Mt Coot-tha.


Famous!

Nov. 12th, 2006 10:38 am
little_star19: (*blush*)
I checked my recent activity on Flickr the other day, and I had a message saying:
<td></td> <td>urbanmonarch says:
This photo was included in classic keys on urban monarch.</td>


So I went to check it out, and my photo of my keys got included on this slideshow of 13 photos of keyrings.

Random, yet cool.

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