Astride the Thames, crabbed looking monsters that once lived in the deepest ocean trenches hunch, sipping from old Father Thames and wondering how they got so lost.
On the window are the words of Jesus : “I am the light of the world.......etc.
We are both always vulnerable to words, and again wonder at our atheism.
But consider these words : “ All that you are, you are through me; all that I am, I am through you alone”
These are the words of one A. Hitler, spoken to his S.A, the Nazi militia.
Beware of words, especially when they are spoken by men seeking leadership positions.
At the bottom of Blackfriars Road we arrive at the ASC gallery, where we will see the new sculpture of Dexter Dymoke, an artist who represents new ideas in London that he expresses in ingenious and incongruous materials which adopt bizarre, sensuous and sexy shapes.
From this cutting edge gallery we are off back up Blackfriars Road to the Tate Modern to see the Roy Lichenstein exhibition.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party and very likely to be the next Prime Minister, have announced that Kate Middleton is a ‘ huge asset’ to the country’, this in response to a novelist who had described her as a ‘ plastic princess designed to breed.’
What creeps our politicians are sometimes - ever so ‘umble.
If Kate Middleton is a huge asset, what are Tim Berners-Lee or James Dyson or the many others who do useful work that pays the country’s bills?
Words are one of the currencies of politics (pictures are the other and more important) and politicians should be masters of them, but our comedy duo are debasing their currency in their rush to flatter our monarchic mannequin.
We decide to take refuge in drink and head for the Black Friar pub on Queen Victoria Street, just down from St Pauls. It’s the only art nouveau pub in London and dates from about 1870.
The atmosphere in the Black Friar is warm and inviting. It reminds me of the brilliant TV ad for Courage that my old agency once made. It was written by the late John Webster - an advertising genius.