Chota

Chota

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

{Londoney weekend}


A couple of weekends ago my cousins came to stay. We visited Apsley House (home once to the Duke of Wellington, famed for 'winning' the Battle of Waterloo) and Wellington Arch on the Saturday and dined in Mayfair. On the Sunday we travelled to Waterloo Station (oddly a Wellington-themed weekend), walked along the Thames and followed one of London's Hidden Walks, before going to Alice Underground. Alice Underground is a fantastic interactive play, set in the vaults near Waterloo. It's like nothing I've ever experienced before. The only way to describe it, is to say it's like you've entered the book and experienced Wonderland. You're taken down dark passageways, asked to hold on to stranger's hands, or else you'll fall...you meet the Madhatter and sit for tea...it's all completely incomprehensible, fantastical, and so very Wonderland like!
Unfortunately, you can't take pics in Wonderland, so you'll have to experience it for yourself!
Here are some pics from the weekend:
{views from Wellington Arch (London Eye to the left; Westminster to the right)}
{the horses on Wellington Arch}
{Mayfair arcade}

{lovely binding shop in Mayfair}
our walk along the Thames...


{the bridge was empty of cars because of the London Marathon}


{bobbies looking out at the London Marathon}

{London Eye}





{waiting to go into Alice!}

{a character 'hanging out' at the bar at the end of the show}







...& something to ponder from Lewis Carroll, “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
I've got two great little prints from Alice in my flat--we all need a bit of wonderland nonsense in our lives, n'est-ce pas??
{drink me}


xo,
L

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