Tate Modern and Harrod's
Trip Start Dec 01, 2008
43Trip End May 21, 2009
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The exhibition for this year was based on the premise that it's the future, and the constant rain in London has caused statues to grow and for everything else to mold and decay. Umm, I don't really get the whole artsy part of it but it was cool nonetheless. The best part was the giant spider!
I also recognized the giant apple core by Clais Oldenburg (aka guy who created the giant plug at Oberlin) as I saw it in Pennsylvania at a Frank Lloyd Wright House.
On the way out of the museum, I particularly enjoyed this construction project.
Then I headed off to Harrod's. Harrod's is a ridiculous store and ridiculously overpriced. The clothes aren't that exciting. Designer and boooring. The store is very snooty and lavishly decorated with Egyptian things. Tacky, ugly, and lots of fun to look around. The food halls, obviously, are what you go for. And, surprisingly, the most affordable place you can go. It's not good to eat in the store as the sit down ice cream places' prices start at 15 pounds for a sundae. However, one whole section of the store has ready to eat food, meat pies, quiches, indian food, chinese, japanese, welsh. There's a chocolate room, a tea room, every cheese known to man. And of course, a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. One glazed doughnut will set you back almost 2 pounds. Luckily, I can always just go to the Krispy Kreme down the street from me. I actually want to try them here as they are made like they used to make them, on a conveyor belt fresh at each store.