Thursday, 27 October 2011

Rain in London

Hello all!!

I've been taking it easy in the last few days (luckily I could as I have a week off work).
I went for a long walk in the rain yesterday, which was just divine, then did a bit of shopping (two jumpers and a cheap, pink, plastic watch) and went to the cinema.
And I spotted a few things a long the way (as always, click on the image to enlarge):

 Brixton Town Hall, red bus, grey sky and rain. I think, beautiful.

Walking through Brixton Village, I spotted some colour.

Beautifully arranged grapes by one of the grocery sellers. 

And then, I went to see this film.

I read We Need to Talk About Kevin book some years ago and it had quite an impact on me. It asked a lot of questions on what it means being "evil". Is it nature or nurture? I don't believe in that concept, so I find the themes in the book very challenging. I am happy to say that the film didn't disappoint. In fact, it is a faithful adaptation of the book and Tilda Swinton is captivating, devastating and heart breaking in the film. 
The story and the themes are dark and heavy but if you are the kind of person that likes to be tackled and challenged, then I strongly recommend it.

I hope you are all having a good week and people and things around you are challenging you in the best way possible.

Red xx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red:
Well, we have to say that usually we are up for a challenge, but just at the moment, a walk in the rain would be quite enough!

The architecture of these municipal buildings around London and in many other large cities in England are always a fascination for us. They have such bravura, whether one actually likes them or not, and speak to us of 'important people' making 'important decisions' as to who or what they are, nobody ever seems to know!

We love the image of the sugar pink chairs outside the café. Surely, even in a drizzle, one can imagine being lured to tarry awhile.

Boye By Red said...

Hello Jane and Lance,

Like you, i am fascinated by the variety of different architecture in this country. What i love the most is how old and new sit well next to each other.
My favourite building in London has to be Battersea Arts Centre. Have you ever been there? It is the most exciting building with dozens of rooms, small and large, and each room has a distinctive style. You can get lost in there for hours, (and i've done that a couple of times). I strongly recommend you visiting it when you are down in London.


Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

There's nothing like a good thought provoking movie in the fall. I'm going to see Ides of March this Friday (probably not thought provoking, but at least easy on the eyes!) Your rainy walk sounds lovely!

xo Mary Jo

Alexa said...

Love those chairs...and I just love rainy walks sometimes. I get a lot of thinking done! ;)

Anonymous said...

My friend read the book and was quite disturbed by it, I will check out the film soon.

Boye By Red said...

Mary Jo, Ides of March has just opened at London Film Festival. Ryan Gosling's face is everywhere, mainly on big buses. Indeed, easy on the eyes!! Enjoy it and have a great weekend.

Alexa - you are right, walking in the rain affords you time to think. One of my favuorite things to do.

Tabitha - the book and the film are disturbing, but well worth giving it a go. Just make sure you have something cheerful to do afterwards. I didn't, and the film stayed in my head longer than I really wanted it to.
Have a great weekend.

Red x