I decided to go spend a day at the IWM. The IWM is an extraordinary museum, but perhaps it will suit kids, men and anoraks. It is called as the greatest boy’s building in the world. And I agree with it. Growing up with a bit of a military bug in my brain, this was manna from heaven. So over the next few days, you will be blessed with a series of photo essays. But I am getting ahead of myself. First I have to get to the museum from Lambeth North Tube Station.
I had never been to this tube station, but it was miserable and rainy as soon as I stepped out. Peek to the right and I see this building.
Peek to the left and my attention was diverted by this spectacularly extraordinary church in front of me. Is it a church? Is it an office block? What? This is the Christ Church Lambeth.
A plaque for the Lambeth Savings Bank. One of the oldest savings banks in the country. Fascinating to see the economic history of this locality.
A Thai restaurant with shadow puppets in the display.
Wow, I didnt know that William Bligh lived here. What an extraordinary life. Did you know he sailed with Captain Cook? His navigational skills were superlative. He navigated almost 6700 kilometers in the Pacific with hardly anything after he and his team were set adrift in the middle of the Pacific. He got breadfruit from Pacific to the West Indies. Now that’s more like it. Fascinating. And to think his house is in front of the IWM.
A row of flats..
I turn towards the museum and cross the road…next essay will get me into the front courtyard…