Not to be missed

Another beautiful, sunny day in London, but cold. Cold by our standards anyway, though visitors from Canada, parts of the US, even Ireland, tell me it’s warmer here than at home.

It makes sense to divide your time between the outdoors and a warmer environment. There are two exhibitions, both ending soon, I recommend. Both Bridget Riley and Mary Quant were born in south London.

Bridget Riley, she of the famous canvases of dots, stripes and geometric shapes, has an exhibition that ends this week at the Hayward Gallery on the Southbank.

The captions are my own.
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Flying the flag

I hear the current incumbent of the White House doesn’t like the new United States Embassy building in London. I can’t understand why. To my eye it is far more pleasing than the one in Grosvenor Square, plus it’s in Vauxhall, or at least Vauxhall/Battersea borders, and Vauxhall is one of my favourite London neighbourhoods.
Consider these exhibits:

The Embassy

The Embassy of the United States of America

The Embassy, detail

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