17 Oct & Dec 1969: London

Oct & Dec 1969, London


17-19 Oct 1969

  • University of London; Waterloo Bridge; Themse-Bootsfahrt ab Charing Cross pier bis Tower of London, und zurück; Victoria Embankment; RRS Discovery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RRS_Discovery); Westminster Bridge / Hall / Abbey; Victoria Street; Buckingham Gate; Grosvenor Place; Hyde Park Corner; Hyde Park; Constitution Hill; The Mall; Trafalgar Square; Haymarket; Piccadilly; Shaftesbury Avenue; Kingsway; Aldwych; Victoria Embankment; New Bridge street; Ludgate Hill; Tower (closed); Cheapside; Holborn; Victoria station; Soho. Ausflug: Hampton Court
  • Unterkunft: 14, Veronica Rd., London S.W.17

13-21 Dez 1969

  • 13 Dez 1969, London: Y.W.C.A. Youth Hotel; Mme. Tussaud’s (incl. Grand Hall, The Tableaux, Heroes, Hall of Kings, Battle of Trafalgar, Chamber of horrors); Planetarium; Carnaby St.; Trafalgar Square; Film: “Oh, what a lovely war” (Director: Richard Attenborough, Actors incl. Michael and Vanessa Redgrave)
  • 14 Dez 1969, Straßenmarkt “Petticoat Lane” (Middlesex St.); Jüdisches Museum; Islington (mit Antiquitätenhändlern)
  • 14 Dec 1969, British Museum, e.g.  Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (incl. Rosetta Stone), Kings Library (incl. Alice’s adventures; Gutenberg bible)
  • 15 Dec 1969, Post-Office-Tower; Aldwych; Fleet Street; Mansion House; Guildhall; Bank of England; Tower; Tower Bridge; Piccadilly; Soho
  • 15 Dec 1969, St. Paul’s Cathedral (mit Krypten, Flüstergalerie)
  • 15 Dec 1969, St Paul’s Cathedral: “Bombs have showered down on it, leaving its precincts desolate waste-land – fires have raged all around it – and graceless modern buildings have sprung up on its very doorstep: yet the essential majesty of Sir
    Christopher Wren’s great building is unimpaired: the great dome still dominates the skyline of the City of London as an eternal symbol of Man’s faith in the Love of God. Sir Christopher Wren, when he excavated for the foundations of the present Cathedral, found evidence that led him to believe that this site, on the crest of Ludgate Hill, was once occupied by an important Romano-British Christian church…” Source: Ewin ETF (1968): St Paul’s Cathedral. Jarrold Colour Publications, Norwich
  • 16 Dec 1969, Roman Bath (schwierig zu finden); Cleopatra’s Needle; Whitehall; National Gallery; Buckingham Palace, mit Sonderausstellung: Kartonzeichnungen von Leonardo da Vinci; Tate Gallery: The Elizabethan image; Chelsea (mit Antiquitätenhändlern)
  • 17 Dec 1969, Imperial War Museum; Dulwich College Gallery; Museum of British Transport
  • 17 Dec 1969, Science Museum; Lit.: Riemsdijk JT van (1965): Science Museum – 50 things to see. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. Selected items: 1 Newcomen Type Atmospheric Engine 1791; 2 Boulton and Watt Rotative Beam Engine 1788, 5 Elizabethan Standard Weights 1588, 8 The Coal Mine, 9 Model of an Engineering Workshop 19th Century, 23 “Puffing Billy” 1813 (“oldest railway locomotive in existence”), 14 The “Rocket” 1829 (“famous locomotive … the first in which all the cardinal features of the modern locomotive were united…”), 16 Benz Motor Car 1888, 17 Rolls-Royce Car 1904, 21 Herschel’s Seven-Foot Telescope, 22 Wells Cathedral Clock 1392, 26 bessemer Converter 1864, 27 The Periodic Table, 29 Brownian Motion Demonstration, 32 Aston’s Mass Spectrograph, 34 Babbage’s Calculating Machines, 40 Reproduction of Wright Flyer 1903, 42 Television Camera 1936, 45 Bell’s Early Telephone 1876, 47 Replica of von Guericke’s Vacuum Pump, ca. 1662, 49 Hooke Compund Microscope.
  • 18 Dec 1969, Monument (311 Stufen); Stock Exchange mit Visitors’ Gallery; Dickens House (48 Doughty St.); Courtauld Art Gallery; Wellcome Medical Museum
  • 18 Dec 1969, Royal Shakespeare Theatre / Royal Shakespeare Company, William Shakespeare: “Much Ado about Nothing”
  • 19 Dec 1969, Tate Gallery; Westminster Abbey; Geological Museum
  • 19 Dec 1969, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7. “The Museum is the principal centre in the British commonwealth for the general study of natural history. It contains in its five departments of Zoology, Entomology, Palaeontology, Mineralogy, and Botany one of the most extensive collections in the world of recent and fossil animals and plants and of minerals and rocks and meteorites. The scope of the Museum’s collections and the contacts with other scientific research centres and museums are world-wide.” Source: Geographers’ Famous Guide to London and around London. Geographers’ Map Co. Ltd., London
  • 20 Dec 1969, Hampton Court; Rugby in Twickenham: Springboks vs. englische Nationalmannschaft; Portobello Road
  • 21 Dec 1969, Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens; Commonwealth Institute; Science Museum.
  • 21 Dec 1969, Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington, S.W.7. “he Victoria and Albert Museum is a Museum of Fine and Applied Art of all countries, styles and periods. It includes Architectural Details, Arms and Armour, the Art of the Book, Bronzes, Carpets, Clocks, Costume, Cutlery, Drawings, Embroideries, Enamels, Engravings, Fabrics, Furniture, Glass, Gold- and Silversmiths’ work, Ironwork, Ivories, Jewellery, Lace, Lacquer, Leatherwork, Lithographs, Manuscripts, Miniatures, Musical Instruments, Oil Paintings, Ornament, Pewter, Posters, Pottery and Porcelain, Prints, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Tapestries,Theatre Art, Vestments, Watches, Water-colours and Woodwork.The Museum includes the National Art Library, the National Collections of Post-Classical Sculpture (excluding modern), of
    British Miniatures, of Water-colours and of English Silversmith’s work.” Source: Guide to London museums and galleries (1968). Her Majesty’s Stationery office, London; p.36

Literature:

  • Ewin ETF (1968): St Paul’s Cathedral. Jarrold Colour Publications, Norwich
  • Geographers’ Famous Guide to London and around London. Geographers’ Map Co. Ltd., London
  • Guide to London museums and galleries (1968). Her Majesty’s Stationery office, London
  • Hedley O (1969): The City of London. ‘The one square mile.’ Pitkin Pictorials Ltd., London. p.5: “The Great Plague, 1665. London’s Dreadful Visitation: Or, A Collection of All the Bills of Mortality ‘Beginning the 27th of December 1664 and ending the 19th of December following’. This record presents a week-by-week summary of deaths. The number of plague victims in the week 15th to 22nd August is given as 3,880 but contemporary accounts indicate it was much higher” (London Museum)
  • Mawson JA (ed.) (1969): London. A picture-book to remember her by. The British Travel Association, London
  • Riemsdijk JT van (1965): Science Museum – 50 things to see. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London.