Rosemary on the Barbican estate by boxplayer

Rosemary on the Barbican estate

Found some very sweet little planters full of herbs and vegetables, grown by the residents of the Barbican estate. Here to visit the Modern Couples exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery.

Very cold still but all the snow had gone apart from a few remnants on the top of cars. Was up early as the boiler man was coming to give the thing a service.

He was rather late because of all the horrendous traffic. A huge section of Forest Road was shut off after an accident involving a police car that had happened in the night. Thought it must be something serious as they wouldn't shut the road off for so long otherwise. Found out later that a poor Eritrean woman, staying at the YMCA, had been tragically knocked over and killed.

The boiler was OK but apparently we could do with a new flue. Rushed out after to the Barbican for the Modern Couples exhibition. This was extremely interesting but very long, spread over 2 floors.

Loads of stuff, including work by the Wegeners - the husband better known as Lili Elbe - made famous in the film The Danish Girl. Some interesting stuff about Nancy Cunard and her relationship with a black jazz artist Henry Crowder Girl. And a big repro scene of the firm Artek, Alvar and Aino Aalto's Finnish design firm.

Resisted getting anything out and came home for a mozzarella lunch. Then made myself useful, doing some laundry, putting a bread on and making some soup. Relaxed and read for a bit getting cosy by the kitchen radiator and did a bit of Spanish and melodeon. Used up most of the yeastless bread I'd made by accident by making croutons for the soup.

Finally started labelling my Vienna pics from the summer - a big job, not finished yet.

Shakespeare Tower

23 January 2019
Barbican EC2
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