On Sunday, I spent a lovely, sunny day in London. I went to the monthly meeting at the London Modern Quilt Guild. Well, it's held monthly, but I haven't been able to go since January, sadly. The meeting is always a pleasure. Seeing what everyone have been making and maybe get some suggestions if you're struggling with a quilt.
On the way to the meeting, I stopped by the V&A to check out the Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London exhibition. It was the last day and I'm glad I got to see it. It was interesting to see the arts and crafts etc, but what made the biggest impression on me was his sketches of people in India. You can check out some of them in the V&A's collection.
After the meeting, I dashed off to Wholefoods to buy some of my favourite vegan yogurt. And a vegan croissant! Those things are rare! :-)
Back on the Tube to get to the other side of the Thames to visit the Fashion and Textile Museum. Passing the Shard on the way. That's one tall building!
I love how colourful the Museum is. It feels very exotic, almost like a bit of...I dunno, Mexico has been transplanted to London. I saw the Josef Frank exhibition (so good!) and I'll do a separate post about that because I took quite a lot of pictures. ;-)
Walking down Bermondsey Street afterwards, I liked the sun reflecting on the buildings and the contrast between the older buildings and the Shard.
In nearby Crucifix Street I spotted this graffiti. Victorians made good bricks! :-)
Crossing the Thames via Tower Bridge. I'm no bridge aficionado, but that is a nice bridge. And the view isn't bad either!
Here's a tip for anyone visiting London, there is a 'heritage' bus route where you can be lucky to catch one of the old Routemaster buses. Bus route 15.
And finally, this is one of my favourite-favourite things/places in all of London. A section of the Roman wall. You can just walk up and touch it. Amazing. And most people just walk past it, probably not realising what it is and how old it is.
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