Knew Gardens and Tate Britain

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August 9th 2019
Published: August 9th 2019
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This morning I took the Tube to Kew Gardens. I have a dim recollection of having visited it before, but it has been many years. Kew is a world famous horticulture center with many rare and tough-to-grow species. It is also something of a pleasure garden in which people stroll when the weather is fair. The weather was nice enough today and I enjoyed walking around. I visited the Palm House and other specialized environments and I also liked the manicured gardens and occasional sculpture. I had lunch at The Botanical Restaurant - parsnip and potato soup, salad with cold sliced duck, rolls, and Diet Pepsi. Delicious! After Kew, I took the Underground to the Tate Britain gallery to see the British art on display. I spent most of my time in the room with the early 19th century paintings. That is the only room set up like an old-fashioned painting gallery with several levels of paintings from floor to ceiling. I looked at the JMW Turner paintings , it didn’t get to see William Blake because that section was closed off for some reason. I got back to the hotel before the heavy rain started. I am hoping that the weather will be cooperative for my day trip outside the city tomorrow.

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