Sunday, 8 January 2012
The weather has been so wild on and off for the last couple of weeks. There was complete chaos on the rail system when I traveled down to London last week. My train was delayed by 2 1/2 hours, although because of something completely seperate from the weather related hold-ups elsewhere. That evening, after leaving the gallery, the wet pavements reflected and multiplied the Christmas lights and the Olympic count-down thing in Trafalgar Square.
By Wednesday morning the wet weather had cleared and London was bathed in beautiful soft winter sunshine. It reminded me of similar conditions on visits to both Paris and Venice at this time of year. The buildings around Trafalgar Square looked gorgeous and I felt spoiled to be able to have an hour as a tourist before I was due at the Mall Galleries.