WHAT

“What shall we do?”

Well Dublin is a city of literature and culture…

James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats and Patrick Pearse.

Steeped in history…

Massacres… Plagues… Rebellions…
Emancipations… Battles…

“The Guinness Museum?”

“Yes.”

You get to queue then you get to go inside. Then you get to queue. Then you get to watch videos. Then you get to queue. THEN YOU GET TO TASTE. Then you get to queue. THEN YOU GET A PINT.

And a wonderful view of a wonderful city doused in culture and history.

Cheers,

Martin x

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AID

It is £13.50 with gift aid.

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You have to put your bag in.

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I liked it.

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Adventures of the Black Square.

@thedogwhatblogs #twilightculture @the_whitechapel.

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A black square etc.

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“The supremacy of pure sensibility.”

“On which they appear to float.”

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Some words: black square, orange square pink square, orange circle, black, white, cogito, ergo, sum, redact, tiles, carpet, megaphones, nice lady giving you your bag back at the end.

***** Colin Stars

Cheers,

Martin x

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OPEN

Thank god for the Saatchi Gallery.
It decided to be open.
So I can get my culture.
It is pop art.
Is is from East and West.
It is good.
Some words: bunnies, Lenin, rudeness, toilets, Jesus, Mc Donald’s, shapes, Islam.
The holidays are over now.

Cheers,

Martin x

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BETWEEN

Turns out.
Between Xmas and New Year.
In London.
Lots of shops were open.
Lots of culture was shut.

Cheers,

Martin x

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SHUT

Rugby was shut.

Cheers,

Martin x

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PUMP

There is culture outside London.

Leamington.

Museum and Gallery in the pump house.

It’s okay, it’ll only take you 15 minutes tops then you can shop. Eat.

Whatever.

Cheers,

Martin x

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EMPATHISE

You can make up stories for them, put yourself in their shoes, empathise, understand, appreciate the joy of photography in the capturing the spectrum of human emotion.

Plus it’s only three pounds,

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait stuff @npggallery

Cheers,

Martin x

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PS you can always go in St Martins In The Fields and they have free rehearsals and things for concerts if you’re lucky. Especially if you’re a jammy teacher with abundant holidays.

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ABANDON

Art is good.

Music is good.

So, get this, @strandgallery.

You can have both.

Suede. The Wild Ones.

There blurry type photos.

But they do, like he says, capture the intrinsic abandon.

Pop in.

10 minutes will do you then you can go some where else.

Cheers,

Martin x

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BROODING

Edward Steichen @tpgallery.

Some words: black, white, sepia, middle distance, profile, Garbo, Dietrich, brooding, shadows.

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Step in out the cold while Xmas shopping for your beautiful girlfriend.

Cheers,

Martin x

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HURT

Reminiscing and talking about history @waterstones cafe.

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“The great challenge of looking back… Without being frozen in the process.”

Trying to reach the point where “everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

Conflict, time and photography @tate modern.

Cheers,

Martin x

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