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Day 6: 31 Days of Pandas

Visiting London is not all about frosting, you know. Even though there are many cuppycake emporiums in London and we are JUST SAYING that it would not be a terrible reason to go there, even if some people think walking for hours all over the city and looking at stuff is a worthwhile endeavor…oh! Heh! I do get carried away when I think about frosting…..but 31 days of pandas takes us to many other places, don’t cha know! Like…

Art Museums!

There are like a gazillion art museums in and around London, and we went to a whole bunch of them. My favorite has always been The Tate Britain. I have been to The Tate Modern, but…well, it’s not my cup of tea. Give me the 19th century when it comes to painting.

Here’s Mini Bob with one of his favorite paintings, which visited  Seattle about 17 years ago. It’s a study for John Singer Sargent’s infamous portrait of Madame X, the finished version resides in New York City at the Metropolitan Art Museum.

31 days

I remember this painting but with a different model…

Recently, another painting, purported to be by Sargent, was discovered. This one, while similar in pose and costume, was of an altogether different model.

Portait of the mysterious "Madame 'P' "

Portait of the mysterious “Madame ‘P’ “

Meanwhile, back at the panda satire ranch….

Panda on!
Bob T Panda