Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ArtTraveler discovers Frank Sinatra, Marliyn Monroe and Elvis Presley at bistro near Tate Modern

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I believe we are all artists.

The choices we make, the posters and pictures we hang, noise and smells of a bistro we create in the name of Italian authenticity and cheap prices.

Only a block from Tate Modern is this Italian bistro, a working man's hangout, although I did see some smartly dressed men drop in for a quick fish and chips Italiano takeout.

The owner works behind a galley kitchen barely large enough for him and his female assistant to negotiate; macro economists call this the point of diminishing returns.

But the humanity is overwhelming against the backdrop of only four small tables on the inside and another three or four outside.

It was a surprisingly copable day in London, and both outside and inside tables seemed to fill and free up like a fast-food place. And yes, the food was fast, fresh and mediocre but cheap. And the enterprising man negotiating a few square metres was fast and friendly and vastly human.

Rock on and practice peace and love. Please see other videos on YouTube: http://bit.ly/h1vruw

Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM)

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