27 November 2016

Two towers

Last week I had a chance of going to the top of the Gherkin, and it would have been silly to turn it down. the event was a private view of an exhibition of art from Cuba, a fundraiser for the Music Fund for Cuba, which is also supplying art materials to artist students there. 

From the 36th floor, London is a-twinkle with lights -

The Cheesgrater
Tower Bridge!

This week, having seen and taken a chance to book tickets (in May!) to go up the Post Office Tower, I went, with son, to spend 45 minutes looking at the view. The charity involved was RedR, "people and skills for disaster relief".

The weather was brilliant and we arrived early for our 1pm "flight". Cupcakes were to be served -
 Champagne goes quite well with cupcakes, in the right setting -
Splendid views, in the brilliant sunshine -
 The Shard in the background, the British Museum nearer to hand -
Looking northwest, past Regent's Park -
And you try to get "unusual" photos -

Suddenly, the un-hoped-for happened and the viewing area started revolving - that really was the icing on the cake -
On the way out everyone got a certificate of achievement! -
The charity raised over £40,000 with ticket sales and raffle.

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