this past week has been filled with openings, old friends and lotsa art. it's been busy in the very best way and i'm hoping that a lazy sunday will nurse away my sore throat.
thursday we opened our new exhibition, and since i didn't work on this show it was fun to take a backseat and enjoy the opening and also the show. things were a bit slow between the media and private views so a few of us enjoyed a leisurely lunch in whitecross.
if you're ever near the barbican for a sunny lunchtime you can't find a better lunch than in whitecross street market. you can choose everything from sausages and salads to thai to italian, burritos, falafels and plenty of cakes. barbican grill sadly closed last year and the building has now been done up to generic status and replaced by offices. the frowns turned to smiles when we learned a coffee@ would open in whitecross. a look around post-lunch chaos leaves me with a furrowed brow. there are at least five empty shops in a row. all with rich histories waiting patiently to be reincarnated. i hope it won't be more offices, but for now i won't worry about that as i daydream of what once was. my favourite is pine-oak-eo's, perhaps a charity shop in its most recent life. i would love to have seen these shops in their prime, and who wouldn't want to go inside them in their present state for a little scrounging!?