GOOD MORNING FROM LONDON

Nov 4, 2013by tracey Comments

I am testing something here.  Can I write a blog in 20 minutes?  It’s 10:30 in London, where we happen to be.  The MailChimp delivers in a half hour. But I wanted to get something out.

This is the city I have spent more time in after LA and NYC. I came for the first time when I was nine.  My mother brought me here on a memorable trip.  It was when I knew I would fall in love with the world, anything other than what I knew would excite me.

I have continued to come back consistently my entire life.  For many years, I have forgotten how many, she will write in, my mother used to rent a Mews House on a very posh street called Kinnerton Street. In those days London was actually affordable.

Then in my thirties, I worked for seven years for a company called Working Title, who bought more of my films and hired me more and flew me around more than any other production company ever. They produced my favorite film of mine THE GURU. I spent 7 years coming here to work.

Then Glenn has always had endless business here, which is why we arrived first thing yesterday morning.

So now I am going to see if I can get through yesterday’s photos in record time.

Room.
Room.
Bathtub. This hotel is divine. More about it later.
Bathtub. This hotel is divine. More about it later.
They give big sizes of cosmetics.
They give big sizes of cosmetics.

 

When we went down they were waiting for their limo.
When we went down they were waiting for their limo.

 

There's one of my favorite sights.
There’s one of my favorite sights.

We are staying a few blocks away from Kinnerton St. So we walked over. I always do.  Nice memories there.

It's right near the Berkeley Hotel. The first hotel I ever stayed at here. Only then it was in Berkeley Sq. It moved decades ago.
It’s right near the Berkeley
Hotel. The first hotel I ever stayed at here. Only then it was in Berkeley Sq. It moved decades ago.
The mews house my mother rented for years.
The mews house my mother rented for years.

 

The beginning of my love of India. This restaurant is next door. My bedroom always smelled like tandoori.
The beginning of my love of India. This restaurant is next door. My bedroom always smelled like tandoori.
The end of the street. A very special street.
The end of the street. A very special street.

 

Look Mom, fancy candle shop next door to pub. Pub still there.
Look Mom, fancy candle shop next door to pub. Pub still there.
There are little mews street off of the main mews streets. These houses used to sell for nothing. Now they are fancy and very pricey.
There are little mews street off of the main mews streets. These houses used to sell for nothing. Now they are fancy and very pricey.

We left there and headed over to The Tate Modern to see the Paul Klee show. I have no photos of that. They would not let you take any.

Modern London skyline. No more mews streets.
Modern London skyline. No more mews streets.
We did see a wonderful show by an artist called Mira Schendel.
We did see a wonderful show by an artist called Mira Schendel.
One of her late installations.
One of her late installations.

 

This is going up on Gratitude and Trust today.
This is going up on Gratitude and Trust today.

 

Another piece of hers I quite liked. Google her. I don't have time to link it. But she is very interesting.
Another piece of hers I quite liked. Google her. I don’t have time to link it. But she is very interesting.

 

We then crossed the Millennium Bridge.
We then crossed the Millennium Bridge.
A familiar sight.
It is not falling down, but there is certainly a lot of construction going on around it.
Count the cranes.
Count the cranes.
That's more like it. St. Paul's from the bridge.
That’s more like it. St. Paul’s from the bridge.

 

Clock is ticking here. More tomorrow. Maybe not I have an early breakfast. I will try.
Clock is ticking here.  Have to go.

I MADE IT!!!!  OFF TO START MY DAY!