Monday, August 02, 2004

Kew

I'm midway through a two-week vacation in England, Wales and Ireland. I'll just sneak online long enough to point to Chet's newest musing, Microscopes and lucky charms.

I spent two days in London over the weekend. Didn't make it to Greenwich, but opted instead for visits to the thrilling Tate Modern and the beautiful Kew Gardens. Each attraction offers an opposing view of an amazing city. The Tate resides in an enormous converted power station--the Gardens, an idyllic botanical oasis. (Although Kew Gardens is located right in a flight path for Heathrow so jets zoom over every two minutes...bleech!)