my thoughts on all sorts of creative things

London walk

Today I walked between Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.

I passed offices, galleries, shops and cafés. Some of the galleries and shops were of designer textiles, ceramics and hand crafts. There were benches that had plaques saying “Everybody needs a place to think”.

There was a statue of two women called “London Pride” by Frank Dobson (1886-1963). It was commissioned by the Festival of Britain 1951. It was given by his widow Mary Dobson in 1987 and was placed on South Bank.

Near to it there was a statue of the actor Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) as Hamlet. It was sculpted by Angela Conner. He was also known as Baron Oliver of Brighton and was the Founding Director of the National Theatre between 1963 and 1973).

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