Feb
2016

States of Mind

Walking, Protesting, peacefulness of Tibet,&  States of Mind

 

On my last post I mentioned going on a Demo about the housing crisis. A short walk from Kennington to Westminster on a bright but cold day.

Two guys carried this all the way to Downing Street from Kennington. Stopped here for a rest!

Two guys carried this all the way to Downing Street from Kennington. Stopped here for a rest!

 

Will there ever be enough social housing in the UK?

 

At Downing street a friend tells documentary maker why we need social housing.. go Deborah.!

At Downing street a friend tells documentary maker why we need social housing.. go Deborah.!

 

 

Although I see houses and flats being built daily all over London, at what price?

Walking to Westminster from Kenningto to protest about the lack of social housing.

Walking to Westminster from Kennington to protest about the lack of social housing.

 

WELLCOME COLLECTION

A friend and I were both feeling frazzled, she was recovering from liver surgery, and I was feeling wiped out from my job in the NHS. We met at this exhibition “Tibet’s Secret Temple” at the Wellcome collection in Euston.

I managed to see it and it was well worth it. I had seen a poster for the Tibet exhibition and always had a fondness for their culture. I have enclosed a You tube video showing an edited preview of the exhibition, which will give you an idea of the tranquility of Tibet Culture. Once upon a time I volunteered for The Free Tibet Campaign and sold their magazine to Booksellers. It was a short-lived career, but interesting all the same.

Hover and click over the title below for video. Sitting in a dark room with the sound of the water, was so soothing. Anybody who knows Euston Road will know what a nightmare of a road it is.  We sat for hours talking about escaping the humdrum of life.

Tibet exhibition come on in

Full of enthusiasm for the Wellcome Foundation, we met up again to see States of Mind.

                                                  States of Mind

 

 

Exhibition at The Wellcome Foundation Euston Road London

Exhibition at The Wellcome Foundation Euston Road London

 

Exploring phenomena such as disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition examines ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined. Some fascinating studies had been done on the effects of anaesthetic as the patient undergoes anaesthesia to unconcsciouness.A study based in a Unit based in  Tel-Aviv worked with severely brain-damaged patients   & showed how animals such as dogs and rabbits could bring comfort  to some patients who otherwise are emotionally unable to communicate.

I would recommend it to any one interested in the mind.

I Can Not Help the Way I Feel’ by John Isaacs, 2003 Wax, polystyrene, steel, expanding foam and oil paint

I Can Not Help the Way I Feel’ by John Isaacs, 2003
Wax, polystyrene, steel, expanding foam and oil paint

Further more

The Wellcome Foundation 

Have a permanent exhibition, cafe and amazing book shop; where you can browse free of charge;an antidote to the horror of Euston Road!

Obesity’ explores a condition dominantly affecting developed nations and compares it with a disease mostly associated with the developing world (malaria) This is taken from the permanent exhibition called Medicine Now. All for free.

Up & Coming up Walks

I will be going on a proper walk with the UK explorer group Saturday 5th of March.See my Up and coming Walks page for further details.

 

 

until next month

Keep on Keeping on.

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