Last Saturday found us on London's South Bank. We were up to go to the theatre, twice! Once at the Young Vic and once at the National, great performances but maybe something for another post.
We arrived in time to have a wander round and for me to practice my newly found street photography skills.
To give a bit of context for those of you who haven't visited, London's South Bank is a huge arts centre with the National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, British Film Institute and more huddled together next to Waterloo Bridge. The first buildings including the Festival Hall were erected to celebrate the Festival of Britain in 1951 which was supposed to cheer everyone up in the face of ongoing post-war rationing and shortages. Researching the Festival of Britain I came across this mini documentary that was just delightful and I would urge to to give it a try. It's interesting to compare the visitors then and now!
Looking out over the river from the South Bank you get a wonderful view of St Paul's
There are always lots of people at the South Bank on weekends
people chilling, eating, out with their dogs.
Even more than usual because of the Christmas Market
I have a soft spot for anyone with pink hair for obvious reasons!
People are dressed in a variety of styles, there are families
And around the back of the Festival Hall away from the river, a 'Real Food' market
Something for everyone on the South Bank on a Saturday afternoon!