And in the end...

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SPLASH!!

We wake up much to early, get dressed and have breakfast.
Packing is done in a minute, and after checking out we are in the bus, ready to go to the last museum of this trip: Tate Britain.

It is raining again... and are driving through London. It is extremely quiet on the road and we are much to early at Tate's. (So we have another tour around the Thames)

We have to cross the street (there is a big pool of water, look at the splash the bus makes) to get to the entrance. When the museum opens the revolving door shows a poster with a very important artist and the function of the door.
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/

Tate Britain is huge. I start of in a hall with renaissance paintings. (I like those) I am especially impressed by the painting of Lucrezia Borgia in the pope's chair (Unbelievable she got away with that:).

Get up..
I always like to read the explanation given with the paintings and want to know if I had the correct impression of the picture. On the stated picture LB's feet are being kissed by a franciscan monk, while a real monkey sits in front of the chair. http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=2837&searchid=17034 Feel free to comment:)

Tate's most important artist is Turner. They have a wing only for him, and at this moment a special exhibition on him and contemporates. I don't like his later works -art is in the eye of the beholder- but his early work shows he can paint ^>^

But even the nicest visits come to an end, and we get into the bus and leave first for Calais (duh) eat just after Gent and arrive in Tiel by 20:30h, just in time to get home early and post my first blog:)

Yes, we will go again (when given the opportunity) to wherever the cultural trip may lead us!

Dr_Seuss says:
Great you enjoyed yourseld Huib. It was obviously a busy weekend
Posted on: Nov 06, 2009
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SPLASH!!
SPLASH!!
Get up..
Get up..
English for beginners: Take the T…
English for beginners: "Take the …
Calais, Check-in
Calais, Check-in
No time for coffee
No time for coffee
No tax free buying (Nobody, no cli…
No tax free buying (Nobody, no cl…
drive through customs
drive through customs
Train
Train
Art is in the eye of the beerholder
Art is in the eye of the beerholder
hop on
hop on
riding in
riding in
Some cars, it wasnt busy at all
Some cars, it wasn't busy at all
ready to enter France
ready to enter France
Enter Tate through Turner
Hop of the train, Jane...
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