London – Art & Entertainment

Second of the London photo series, these feature the Tate Modern, which is on Bankside in Southwark and Tate Britain, which is over by Westminster Palace. You can catch a river taxi between one and the other.

The Tate Britain is better in our opinion as it has a good collection of mainstream modern and older paintings as well as sculpture – meant to display the full range of British art over the years. The Tate Modern is a huge barn of a place with a few good things but also a lot of stuff you need to think REALLY hard about before you give up trying and move on. It has the same kind of stuff you will see in the Palace Ujazdowskie in Warsaw. Videos of toenails, bits of artistically arranged string, white cat in a snowstorm….etc

For entertainment we went to see Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Really super show. Outside the theatre we bumped into three of the stars, left to right – Jon Boydon (Tommy De Vito), Matt Nalton (Nick Massi) and Edd Post (Bob Gaudio). The guy who played Frankie Valli was nowhere to be seen.

London – Christmas Lights

First of a few posts featuring photos taken in London on a trip between Dec 3-8th. This one shows the Christmas street decorations – Oxford Street, Regents Street, Bond Street.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) – photo gallery

Warsaw’s most recent museum is located at Ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, on the green square close to the old monument to the ghetto uprising and is dedicated to the history of Jews in Poland.

The whole venture was funded partly by the government (construction of the building) and partly by private individuals and institutions (the exhibitions). The building opened in April 2013 but the exhibitions were not completed until late this year. We visited on November 15th.

Both the building and the exhibitions are very interesting. We had a tour, which lasted nearly two hours and was a good introduction. I’d recommend doing the same and then going back again to wander round at your own pace and get into more detail of the parts that interest you.

Here is a gallery of photos:


Scattsblog Star Wars: The Force Awakens exclusive!!

Thanks to my mysterious connections to JJ Abrams, Disney and various script writers I’m able to bring you snippets of dialog to go with the images already released.


Stormtrooper 1 – “Eh, Mike! What do you think?”
Stormtrooper 2 – “Space Mountain, what a joke! Nemesis at Alton Towers was way better!”


This new droid will be known as Ad-D2-das. Originally designed to deliver bungs to Fifa officials in hostile territory it has now been adopted as the mascot of the Rebel Alliance.

Desert girl

Princess Freon – “Fridges R Us – how can I help you?”
Customer – “I’d like the giant rusty one please. Can you deliver quickly?”


Princess Freon – “On my way!”


Stormtrooper caught short in the desert realises he simply doesn’t have enough time to remove the rest of his suit.

Light Sabre

Bad Guy – “Is that Sam’s Light Sabres? Listen, I though you guys told me you’d fixed these leaks!!”


Luke Warmwater – “Definitely….shouldn’t….have…mixed….my drinks….last…..night!”

Photo catch up

Assorted other photos from Berlin, London & Warsaw.

Steamy Warsaw

Some shots close to the Marriott hotel when they were cleaning out the heating pipes one day: