Oct 182013
 
The Courtauld Gallery, Paul McCartney at Covent Garden, the Fourth Plinth, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery is a smaller museum with collections of Post-Impressionist, Impressionist, 18th Century, Baroque, Renaissance, and Medieval works.  It is located in Somerset House, where the Royal Academy was once located.

Paintings displayed in smaller rooms in what was once the main exhibition area of the Royal Academy.   (Click image to enlarge)

1. Paintings displayed in smaller rooms in what was once the main exhibition area of the Royal Academy.
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Joshua Reynold's "Cupid and Psyche" overlooks some of the Courtauld's silver.  (Click image to enlarge)

2. Joshua Reynold’s “Cupid and Psyche” over the mantle and some of the Courtauld’s silver.
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Coutauld staircase.  (Click image to enlarge)

3. Courtauld staircase. (Click image to enlarge)
Paul McCartney at Covent Garden

…So I was walking towards Covent Garden and noticed several news crews heading that direction.  And then, in front of St. Paul’s, the crowd.  I had no idea what was happening.  It turns out he was promoting his new album.

4. The crowd for a short performance by Paul McCartney — from the back of the black truck on the right.
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5. That tiny little head on the right: Sir Paul.
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 The Fourth Plinth.

The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square never got the statue intended for it.  It is now hosts regular temporary installations.

The Fourth Plinth:  This is a BIG blue rooster.  The National Gallery behind, and St. Martin's in the Field to the right (with spire). (Click image to enlarge)

6. The Fourth Plinth: This is a BIG blue rooster. The National Gallery behind, and St. Martin’s in the Fields to the right (with spire).  (Click image to enlarge)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A brilliant play at the Apollo Theater in the West End.  See it if you visit London.

Brilliant Play.  (Click image to enlarge)

7. Brilliant Play. (Click image to enlarge)

Photo Notes:

Because of the way the blog software downsamples the in-column images, you need to click the images to see them more clearly.

  1. Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Zeiss 12mm | ISO 3200 | 1/90 | f/4
  2. Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Zeiss 12mm | ISO 1600 | 1/30 | f/5.6
  3. Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Zeiss 12mm | ISO 1600 | 1/20 | f/5.6
  4. Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Zeiss 12mm | ISO 400 | 1/150 | f/6.4
  5. Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 55mm | ISO 400 | 1/40 | f/6.4
  6. Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 19.6mm | ISO 400 | 1/340 | f/7.1
  7. Fujifilm X100S | Fuji 23mm | ISO 3200 | 1/50 | f/5.6

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