I have lived in big cities all my life. Hong Kong is great especially the food varieties offered and the great skyline (although plenty of new skyscrapers and architecture have much to be desired). London really defines what a great metropolitan and multi-cultural city is about.
Imagine you can step into the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery (for free!) to embrace the worldwide cultural development from the early 1400 to present day. See and feel the Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Rodin all under one roof. For a bit of exotic modern art, the Tate Modern and many other galleries around London would have something for your taste or distaste. The performing art and entertainment scene is the world’s best, I challenge you to find a city with more performances each night than the West End of London.
This is what I explored today. I spent the afternoon browsing the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. It’s great to be so stress free and abundant in time to spend wandering the floors of the great galleries. I spent an hour listening to a guest volunteer artist lecturing the floor on Monet’s water lilly pond. So great that I now see the bridge on the painting in a totally different light (literally speaking - there’s light on the right hand side of the bridge…).
Now after queueing for 20 minutes for a cup of coffee at the National Cafe… Without complaint…what a person can be like without stress and how you see the world aroumd you differently. So stop complaining about commuting in London. The daily stress travelling to work probably has nothing to do with the tube, it’s all because of the stressful work that lies ahead of you.
Sitting in the cafe writing this blog is probably all I wanted to do right now. I have a good night ahead of me… Meeting Olly and Jeremy at the Queen’s Arms for some civilised drinking…