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south london days

i've now spent several days in the south london apartment of my two english/italian hosts, where life is a series of delicious homemade meals, drinks, watching movies (including dave gorman's excellent googlewhack adventure and national lampoon's european vacation), going out to pubs, and sleeping in. the hedonism of it all has been simply delightful -- while i've only managed to see one museum, i've had a great time.

the one museum i did make it over to was the tate modern, who have an absolutely stunning collection of modern art. most of my favorite artists (including electronic sign artist Jenny Holzer) were represented, along with several new artists whose work i hadn't seen before. all this and it's free!

in addition, we checked out the notting hill carnival, a cacophonous event complete with ridiculous amounts of drinking... i hadn't seen a block party on that level since halloween in san francsico.

and finally i checked out a play at london's rebuilt globe theater, where i saw the comedy of errors in standing room, where a mere £5 buys you a ticket where you stand directly in front of the stage. you can't beat it for entertainment value, especially if you're an english major who always was a shakespeare fan.

next stop, paris!

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