Sunday, August 19, 2007

Guy Hilton's Gallery Summer Show

Bolshoi at the Coliseum

I love ballet since I was a child. I used to learn it when I was about 5 and like any little girl I wanted to be a primadona! I always wanted to see the great Bolshoi company performing. They were in London for a short season and I took the opportunity. Went to see 'The Bright Stream' by Shostakovich's at the Coliseum. Everything was beautiful: the venue, the costumes and the performance. The biggest difference I noticed from the smaller productions I had seen before was the fact that one could hardly hear them thread the stage. This was due to the presence of a full orchestra playing live. And of course, the perfection of the performance itself. Absolutely wonderful.

Randomless by Shiro Osseiran

Arvinder Bawa & Patricio Forester

At the Shoreditch Gallery until 31st August

Monday, August 13, 2007

Nitin Sawhney at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms

The entrance of the Royal Albert Hall

Nitin Sawhney live complete with orchestra & original contributing artists.
I love his music and have seen him live a few times but this was by far the best. The venue is as good as it gets. If you don't know his music yet look it up.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Antony Gormley 'Blind Light'

The 1st work I saw by Antony Gormley was the 'Field' back in 1996. I thought is was incredible and the idea remarkable. His work centres on the body and I think that's why I like it so much...

'Blind Light' is at the Hayward Gallery until the 19 August open till 10pm daily.

The Sunset colours were amazing...

Closing of Martin Creed's show at Hauser & Wirth Coppermill

This was farewell to this Hauser & Wirth space (I've raved about this place enough in past posts)...I found out the space is being redeveloped into flats...surprise, surprise...

Monday, August 06, 2007

Scotland - Edinburgh


Detail of Scottish Parliament - very modern building by architect Enric Miralles inspired by the flowers by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Funny enough this marks the place where taxes used to be collected and people hanged long ago. People spit on the centre of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Earth Centre - it takes one through the journey of Earth's formation. I didn't actually had time to see it but the buiding is impressive. An excuse to go back...

More detail of the Scottish Parliament

More detail of the Scottish Parliament

The Queens Gallery

More detail of the Scottish Parliament

View from the Castle

Kilt making

Different Clans

View from Edinburgh Castle

St Margaret's Chapel - this photo I took thinking of my sister, she's called Margaret (Margarida in Portuguese) Esta e' para ti Guida!


Edinburgh Castle is built on top of a vulcanic rock that is 70 million years old!!!!!!!!!!

'Those who attack me will not go impune' - Don't mess w the Scotts

Loved it! Has a real European feel to it, totally recommend a visit. Can't believe I live in London for over 10 years and it has taken me this long to go there... well, as they say, better late than ever!