An unusual weekend for me. On Saturday I had 5 hours in London before boarding a train back to Scotland. I had no plans so decided to stroll along beside the river and then visit an art gallery and food market.
I went to Tate Modern and walked through the 'sculpture' galleries which have a wide range of pieces, including one that you could walk on
and another you walked through
I really enjoyed this installation - a circular concrete area outside the building - periodically a fine mist was sprayed out - like really thick fog in places. It provided fabulous light for photos and as the ground became wet wonderful reflections too. I was lucky to see it as it is only there for 2 weeks.
The Borough food market was full of people and lovely food. I enjoyed a duck wrap, piece of banana bread and fruit punch and bought some bakery for the train and some hot cross buns to take home
The reason that I was in London on the way to the train was that I had been down to attend my uncle's funeral. He had chosen to be buried at a green field site - a beautiful area with trees and a pond and lots of wildlife which will become a nature reserve. Caskets are woven from willow and markers are trees and flat plaques. There is a lovely glass pavilion where the humanist celebrant spoke and where we came back for food after the burial. This is the first time I've been to a burial rather than cremation or memorial. Another first for me - there was an official photographer there taking photos of all the people.
It was a beautiful setting and felt totally appropriate for my uncle. Good to see all of my cousins - a shame that it takes a funeral to bring us all together.
Wishing you all a good week.