London Transport Museum: Museum Depot – Review

“The London Transport Museum Depot opened it’s doors to the public on the 14th October 1999, home to the majority of the collection not on display at it’s main Museum in Covent Garden. Open for a limited season during the year, it provides a rare opportunity for the public to see a vast assortment of items from its historic collection in a working environment, with curators and guides on hand to provide context and history to the trains and buses on show. For those with a fascination and enthusiasm towards the transport network in the City, it is an exciting opportunity to be able to go inside this large collection of vehicles and historical transport that is only accessible over the Summer months” Continue reading London Transport Museum: Museum Depot – Review

Manga Exhibit 2019 – British Museum, London: Retrospective Review

“Manga at the British Museum¬†that started its tour on the 23rd May 2019 and concluded on the 26th August charted the origins and rise of this art style from the earliest interpretations and designs through to the fundamental cultural shift as Japanese society and its ethos changed following the second world war and through to its current iterations and style.” Continue reading Manga Exhibit 2019 – British Museum, London: Retrospective Review

Biohazard 4 Original Soundtrack and Visual Booklet – Review

“stature and grandeur as the titles grew in strength and scope with some notable tracks featured over the years. Of all the music in the series, my personal favourite up until playing the fourth chapter was the entry theme of Chris Redfield from Code Veronica¬†which as a young impressionable gamer set a precedent for the adventure ahead. With the evolution of the series onto the GameCube and stylistically a change in both location and tone from the earlier games when I first experienced this title it was a somewhat radical departure from what had come before, the pomp and bombastic tones and musical themes experienced in the earlier games replaced with a more subdued score that did in part allude to the work of its predecessors but almost an homage.” Continue reading Biohazard 4 Original Soundtrack and Visual Booklet – Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Exhibit Review – Natural History Museum, London

“Today in our ‘enlightened’ times you can draw from a wealth of knowledge at your finger tips, at that point in history, you can understand how the discovery of these extinct creatures would have given rise to tales of the imagination which persevered and perhaps, influenced the creation of the mystical creatures featured in Fantastic Beasts. Your first steps into the exhibit in short order exemplifies the tone and direction in its entirety, an informative collection of bones and evolutionary knowledge on one side of the aisle, the prop of a fictional dragon skull from the film series directly opposite that typifies the aim of this particular attraction to educate and entertain using the premise of nature and magic to draw audiences in.” Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Exhibit Review – Natural History Museum, London

A Cup of Tea with Mr C: A Week in Review #33

“What an abundance of riches this past week to talk about. I was able to get back out into London which I’ll talk about in a little detail but first that opening photo, one of those moments of feeling at one with nature. Just a curious bird when I stopped to catch my breath in Camden on Saturday that decided I didn’t pose a threat and was a little curious what I was doing. In truth, I had stopped to look at image quality on a series of shots I had taken but it caught my eye so I decided to slowly change lenses and try to get a picture of my new avian friend. I won’t be winning any prizes at the wildlife photographer of the year awards but it was fun to try out this form of photography if only for a moment. But back to the challenges of life and its been a relatively sedate past week, preparing for my final five days working in Bracknell and Wokingham. It’s been a short tenure but I’ll shortly be moving once more into the bright lights of the Capital and joining the daily commute as I start in a new location in Central London. It’s been nice to say goodbye having built a positive impression in such a short space of time. When I was first informed about moving out of London I did feel a little disheartened but I’ve tried to adopt a more holistic outlook in life and accept and make the most of these decisions outside my control. There was the natural temptation to kick and scream but ultimately, I feel it’s worked out for the best and I’m looking forward to my new challenge next week. ” Continue reading A Cup of Tea with Mr C: A Week in Review #33

American Air Museum: Imperial War Museum Duxford – Review

“Opened on the 1st August 1997, the American Air Museum located within the Imperial War Museum in Duxford is home to one of the best collections of US military aircraft on public display outside of North America. Since its formation as an annexe of the main Imperial War Museum location outside of London in 1977 it has built up and established one of the largest collections of US military aircraft in Britain. The American Air Museum was conceived in the 1980s to commemorate the role of US personnel who had fought in active combat during the Second World War and their presence in this country in that time.” Continue reading American Air Museum: Imperial War Museum Duxford – Review