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Tuesday 10th September – 27th meeting of 2013

Back on form this week five of us met up at Charing Cross. We went straight to The Crypt at St Martin’s for a coffee and catch-up. As you can image lots to talk about and lots of stories to entertain us.

We left here and as the weather was quite nice we decided to go into Trafalgar Square and view the new addition on the fourth plinth ‘The Big Blue Cockerel’.

big-blue-cock

When we went into the top of the square we were confronted with around forty cowboy men and woman performing a line-dance. We watched them and in the break they explained that they were there to promote Country Music in a bid to get it played on National Radio Stations. I could appreciate this as I am a line dancer and like country music!

We looked at the blue cockerel and we had different views on it. Some liking it very much, others not so sure. While I liked it but it does seem a funny thing to have in Trafalgar Square!

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From here we walked down the Mall and visited Mall Galleries. This gallery promotes modern artists. We have visited this gallery before and I have always enjoy looking around it. Two exhibitions on. One exhibiting of African art. The paintings and craft work here were very bright and colourful with lots of animals. Second one of horses was organised by The Injured Jockeys Association. The paintings and sculptures shown were very nice.  All different aspects of horse racing shown, all media, oils, pen and ink, watercolour and bronze sculptures.  I enjoyed this exhibition very much!

From here we walked into St James’ Park.  Lots of people here. We saw three pelicans and lots of ducks swimming in the lake.  The flowers and shrubs were still colourful with some winter crocus in bloom.  Then over the bridge and across Whitehall to Charing Cross and our trains home.  It was still very very busy with tourists enjoying our lovely London!!

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