Cartes postales de Londres ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Cartes postales de Londres Londres est la ville dans laquelle je vis depuis prรจs de 30 ans et je lโ€™aime toujours pour son dynamisme et les possibilitรฉs quโ€™elle peut offrir, sans pareil avec dโ€™autres villes europรฉennes. Je vis ร  Londres car, presque toujours, je ressentais un attrait irrรฉsistible pour la ville et jโ€™avais dรฉcidรฉ que cโ€™รฉtait lร  que je voulais dรฉvelopper ma carriรจre et vivre … Continue reading Cartes postales de Londres ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Tate Britain ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Tate Britain Founded and opened in 1897 by Sir Henry Tate, this is now the oldest and largest art gallery of the Tate network of galleries in England and is devoted to British works of art from Tudor times to the beginning of the XIX century. The modern and contemporary collections of the gallery have now been moved to Tate Modern, in a refurbished location … Continue reading Tate Britain ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Supernovae, by Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งSupernovae, oil painting by Victor Vasarely, 1960, exhibited at the Tate Modern. Considered one of the leaders of the op art movement Vasarely started experimenting in the 1930s with perspectives, textural effects, shadows and light to render optical illusions. Supernovae is a typical example of Optical Art, realised just using black and white and geometrical shapes to obtain the illusion of a tridimensional effect on … Continue reading Supernovae, by Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

Harmsworth Park, London ๐ŸŒณโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

The park featured in this post is not one of the many famous ones around London but it is the closest to my home and the one I go to very frequently for walks and runs. The park was created in 1934 when the land around the closed down Bethlem Hospital for mental health was bought and then donated to the London City Council by … Continue reading Harmsworth Park, London ๐ŸŒณโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Royal Opera House ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ›

Originally built in 1732 as Theatre Royal for the performance of ballet, opera and oratorio mssic this has been the main venue for classical music in London for the past 300 years. Theatre buildings were destroyed by devastating fires in 1806 and 1832, while the current third building is the result of a major reconstruction occured during the 1990s, which made the auditorium fit more … Continue reading Royal Opera House ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ›

Sartori, London ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

If you are after a good traditional pizza cooked in a wood-fire over Sartori in Soho may well be the pizzeria of your choice. There is a good selection of toppings on the menu for all tastes, some good house specialities and pizza al metro, sold by lenght, to taste. If you fancy main couses and pasta dishes there are quite a few options on … Continue reading Sartori, London ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Van Gogh and Britain ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

This exhibition at Tate Britain in London combines artworks by Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries around the period he spent in London between 1873 and 1876. Around this time Van Gogh was not yet a full-time painter but was working with an art dealer and was influenced by the artistic environment of the time. In later years, when he started becoming a famous painter, … Continue reading Van Gogh and Britain ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Concert venues in London ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

My top 5 music venues in London As a lover of classical music I do love attending live concerts, as much as I can, whichever city I happen to be in, at my favourite venues, which are always a guarantee of quality performances. London is a premier city in the offer of world-class concerts. London has a marvellous concentration of venues with great acoustics for classical … Continue reading Concert venues in London ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Alexandre le Grand ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

ร€ l’occasion du 2375รจme anniversaire de la naissance d’Alexandre le Grand Tรชte de marbre d’Alexandre III de Macรฉdoine, dit le Grand, au British Museum – L’un des nombreux portraits de marbre d’Alexandre le Grand utilisรฉ par le lรฉgendaire conquรฉrant et ses partisans, pendant et aprรจs son rรจgne, pour diffuser et immortaliser l’image d’un dirigeant jeune et puissant, souvent associรฉ au concept de divinitรฉ. On pense … Continue reading Alexandre le Grand ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

St James’s Piccadilly โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน

Built on a design by Christopher Wren and consacrated in 1684, St James’s Piccadilly is an Anglican church in central London that features also a vibrant community programme, including a regular high-quality series of concerts. These are normally free at lunchtime and require a ticket in the evenings. Always a very enjoyable experience with performances by young and talented artists and a setting with good … Continue reading St James’s Piccadilly โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน