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Cirque de la quirk

June 29, 2017

June in London. The shops had long started advertising the festival wear, but the cloudy indecisive weather did not remind much of a summer. An email appeared in my inbox bearing the title “Isle of Wight Festival” unexpectedly. To my big surprise, our marketing manager offered all members of the team VIP tickets to one of the most popular music festivals in the UK. A great opportunity to taste the real British summer, I thought to myself. Continue Reading…

UNITED KINGDOM

A Jane Austen kind of city

January 14, 2017

For a fervent reader of Jane Austen novels, Bath feels like a familiar place. Although the talented British writer detested the pretentiousness of the Bath crowd,  the place is haunted by characters of her novels, strolling in the spacious squares with their lace bonnets. Continue Reading…

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

It’s “Afternoon tea” time

March 15, 2016

Our consecutive viewings of the movie “Notting Hill” resulted in a strong desire to visit one of the most beautiful interior sets of the classic film. The Ritz hotel. And what could be a better excuse than an afternoon tea? When our youngest sister surprisingly arrived in London by airplane, we finally made our reservations and could not wait for the day to come.  Continue Reading…

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Re-form

October 21, 2015

Could a chair be a piece of art? Is the mere noise of a full concert theatre considered to be music? What about the Stormtrooper helmet? Is it actually a sculpture? Problems like these have been bothering us for a couple of hours during the Intellectual Property class. Not for a minute did I wonder though, whether in the Re-form exhibition in Southbank centre is actual art displayed. It is obvious from the very first creation, that this is an outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures, short films, poems and music. The awarded artists and copyright owners = prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.  Continue Reading…

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Royal guests

October 9, 2015

I know what you must be thinking right now. “Poor Greek girl! She was not used at the depressing British weather and look at the results..”. But I can assure you: firstly, the British weather has been nothing but wonderful the last weeks and secondly, I was actually welcomed in a royal residence. If you still doubt me, take a look at the majestic interior and exterior of the Cumberland Lodge. Continue Reading…