TAke A Wet Tour of London (Without Rain)

Over the past few days, The Telegraph (UK) has published 2 useful articles for maritime culture fans heading to London. “Watery London Day One” and “Day Two.” These are “sponsored” articles, whatever that means, but they do provide you with a fun itinerary in, on and about maritime London including the HMS Belfast, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and London RIB Voyages. Check out the articles for all of the maritime attractions.

Okay, this is definitely a “sponsored” ad but it does look like fun!

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YouTube – London Rib with Logo London Rib copy Program Stream

Maritime Art: Messing About On The River Thames

Plouf = splash in French

Plouf! was also a performance art piece by Julien Bismuth and Jean-Pascal Flavien on the Thames River in London for and in front of the Tate Modern on February 21, 2009. This video is part of the great Bloomberg TateShots short video podcasts series. From the website:

On a rare, almost miraculously sunny day in London, TateShots and a group of art lovers boarded a boat and sailed out onto the Thames. We were there to see a work by Jean-Pascal Flavien and Julien Bismuth, the splashily named Plouf!, which was first performed in the sea off Rio de Janeiro. The work consists of Flavien and Bismuth, who are on another, smaller boat, reading through a megaphone, signing semaphore and flashing morse code: a poetic tale of loneliness and loss at sea.

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