Had a quick skip over to Wakefield today to visit the new Hepworth Wakefield. We were impressed with the building which is built right beside the River Calder.
It was impressive inside too but unfortunately it was a no photo zone so I can't share the art works with you. There were some stunning pieces and the layout had been well thought about. We spent a good hour having a look around and enjoying the views from the huge windows. It is worth a visit as it is free to get in but somehow it seemed to have something missing. Also the curators were a little too keen, they seemed to be stalking around whilst people were exploring. One little girl was closely examining a piece and a curator went over to her and said very sharply 'don't touch' she nearly jumped out of her skin. She hadn't touched it either. I do understand that you shouldn't touch the works of art but I did feel a little under scrutiny and as I am touchy feely I kept my hands clapsed very tightly togetherr. Both K and I said that The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is, in our opinion, a better option. Anyone else been yet? What did you think?
This building was directly across the river from The Hepworth I really loved the old sign writing.
Update on my day yesterday, I went to Good Food/Garden/Home show with my friends we had a good time. We shopped, some more than others Mrs G had a great shop, we drank - Pimms in the sunshine and we laughed. A great time was had by all. I promised friend Janey that I would share this to make you laugh as it did her. Whilst we were in the Plant Tent we were admiring the bonsai trees. In my head (not out loud) I said to myself 'Ah they are just like little trees' - oh dear - I started laughing and then I shared my inner thought with Janey who obviously found it funny and laughed also. Bless me.
Just for you Janey here is my inner doh moment from today - I am laughing out loud as I am typing. At the Gallery there was an information board giving details of a nearby chapel on a bridge and it said 'As painted by Turner' - Oh thought I, I didn't know he did interiors. Doh. He didn't. Oh dear, oh dear good job I didn't say it out loud - I did share with K though. I like to make him laugh at least once a day.