We spent the last three days in Liverpool, including at the Albert Docks where we managed to escape the tour and go to the Tate Liverpool which is at the right hand end in the above photo. The Monet, Turner, Twombly exhibition is on and we did enjoy that. Some very nice Turners and the Monets were pretty good too. There are two other Museums on the site but we had no time to see them. I would have liked to see the Maritime Museum.
Shows what Victorian Liverpool thought of itself.
This hydrangea was outside one of the many Anglo-Catholic churches we viewed. I have never been in so many High churches in my life and my Church of Scotland upbringing took over at the end. Hence photos of flowers outside as I could not stand the inside any longer.
We saw too many Pre-Raphaelites which I can't stand but the breaking point came in the Lady Leverhulme Gallery in Port Sunlight when the lecturer started to discourse on Leyton and Tadema. No, definitely not Pat. Port Sunlight itself is very nice. Built for the workers around 1900, it is quite varied in style and has masses of green space. Definitely worth seeing. There is a tiny Museum with a first rate video show.
I got home on Monday in the late evening and set to to catch up on post and hysterical phone calls. I managed to do that all yesterday. Today I will have to assembly the ring and piece of silk for the Association Exhibition. Last night I prepared all the drafts for the Barbara Walker course at the end of August. I am going to hand out the drafts and paperwork at the Guild meeting this Saturday.
So it is back to normal. I have the new curtains to make but I must do some urgent picture framing which is half done. The idea is to finish what has been started!!