Thursday, October 31, 2013

Art. And cake.

The other day - being retired people with a bit of leisure - we walked along to the Gallery of Modern Art for coffee and cake. Things are getting quite autumnal now. We looked at this land sculpture, which I quite like from this angle but don't like at all from the road, where you see it from the back, from which angle it looks like a deformed hill. And after all, far more people do see it from the back as they go along the road than come into the gallery to admire the modern art (or in our case to visit the coffee shop).

Rowan berries make a beautiful splash of colour. I probably prefer them to most modern art. We say in Scotland that a rowan (or gean) keeps evil spirits away. Right enough, there didn't seem to be any of those at the gallery.

I wonder how long this fine piece will avoid being stolen by metal thieves. I wonder how much I would miss it. Maybe not all that much. (I would miss Mr L much more.)

Then we walked home along the river.

Sometimes retirement definitely beats working.


  1. Especially with such views within walking distance. I now have this hill on my next Edinburgh list. Presumably the hill will still be there by the time I may be, even if the Moore is gone. Is it Moore?

  2. Yes, the landform will still be there. And it is indeed a Moore. You can then come and have a cup of tea with us!

  3. Oh takes a bit of getting used to, but retirement beats working hands down! (As long as there's enough money left for coffee and cake outings...)

  4. Our Hepworth was stolen. I hope the Moore has a camera on it.

  5. "Sometimes retirement beats working" -- hmmm, I would think ALL the time -- I'm ready to try it at least LOL. Looks like you had a wonderful day. Oh... and Hello there Mr. Life!!!