Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This is intended to be a much longer review of the highlights over the past 24 hrs. -- be patient, i'll repost this in a couple of days with links and text
in the mean time here's the bolts
hotel London Elizabeth: Good spot on Hyde park, reasonable rates (75 pound a night). Terrible beds, really small rooms.
importance of being earnest: pleasant, mediocre cast. great theatre (vaudeville).
national gallery: the mobile walking tour headset things are out-of-site. Obviously there are some great paintings -- the headset describing the paintings, artists and themes made the 2hr.s there outstanding.
dali exhibit: good. not great. but good.
picasso exhibit: bad. stuff they found in his garage maybe?
italin restaurant Assiago: was terrific until the Milanese veal arrived. a fried slab of veal about 15 inches by 12 inches (bigger than the plate). I'd thought that only the Germans considered this food....
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