After all my posts about the South Bank in the summer, you might have thought of it as a place I only visit from May to September. But I’ll be there tomorrow morning, I was there last night, and on Sunday afternoon.
The book sellers are there all year round. This one, at a guess, is a Private Eye fan. Coincidentally, I saw ian Hislop at the National last night. It turned out there had just been a book launch for a new volume from Eye.
The winter festival is fun, but a bit busy for my taste. My friend and I took the stairs to the upper level so we could enjoy it from a distance.
Naturally I had to take a photograph of a bicycle. That’s Charing Cross station to the right. designed by Terry Farrell, it represents a train coming out of a tunnel. The Jubilee foot bridge croses the river, replacing the old Hungerford Bridge which used to scare me rigid.
This is probably a more traditional view to photograph from the South Bank.
It is often quite difficult to get photos of this statue of Laurence Olivier without hoards of people around it. It is outside the National Theatre, his brainchild, and I was at the Olivier last night to see The Magistrate which is a thoroughly enjoyable farce
My friend lives at Blackfriars, so we walked back to the flat to join her husband and enjoy some early evening drinks and nibbles. We passed the Oxo Tower and headed for warmth as the sun sank.