Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Today, I continue my doodles on London newsprint.
I really liked the way the London media presents the news. No nonsense. Unfortunately the content these days is the same no matter where you travel. banking, and financial crisis.

From the Financial Times of London, (yes, it's salmon colored) Josef Ackermann accepted a new three year contract to continue his duties as CEO of Deutsche Bank. Ackermann has managed to steer his bank through the financial crisis better than many of his competitors.

But he's not without controversy. When Spiegel reported a statement made by Ackermann to Deutsche Bank's annual meeting of senior executives. "I would be ashamed if we were to accept government money in this crisis." it outraged German officials who believe that he undermined the bailout program by stigmatizing those companies who accepted aid.

Here my morning paper is pictured in front of the National Gallery. It houses a great collection of paintings by Valazquez, Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt and others. We continued viewing masterpieces at the The Tate Britain. Although Donna and I were disappointed that Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott was out on loan, some highlights from the Tate were the Sargent's "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose", Millais's "Ophelia" and Donna's favorite, George Clausen's "Girl at the Gate" (she's got good taste), BTW, admission to both museums was free!

  1. May 5, 2009 -

    Oh, man--"Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" is a big fave of mine, as is "Girl at the Gate!" I'm jealous, Larry. Sounds like you guys had a great trip. Love the salmon paper. Your sketch looks great--I honestly wasn't familiar with how he looks, but I'd read and heard about him. Interesting post. Keep 'em coming. I'm enjoying the armchair traveling.