I joked with photographer Charlotte Geary and her husband Mike a few weeks ago that the blog sometimes seemed to be more about food than photography … well, here’s another food post. At the suggestion of Frances Treanor earlier this week, I found myself heading for Royal Hill after having visited the postbox. As my inbuilt compass is usually about 180 degrees wrong, it was a bit of a worry going without a map, but managed to find it (thank goodness I’m getting to know the local area) … and its cafe Buenos Aires. It was just as good as her description – and that of Greenwich Girl, found on a Google search.
I had a delicious regular coffee and piece of French-style apple tart, which was scrummy. The cafe is homey, with lots of framed black and white photographs on the wall, huge dark sofas and round, wooden cafe tables with bentwood chairs. A few languages were being spoken, very cool jazz on the stereo (nice! – apologies if you aren’t Fast Show fans) and babies and their parents. Oooh, and the day’s papers on a wall rack. No tango music, but definitely it’s ‘my’ kind of place.
On walking back into maritime Greenwich (very pleasantly, now full of apple tart & good coffee), I noticed, also in Royal Hill, Viewfinder Gallery. It doesn’t have anything displayed at the moment, but has an exhibition opening later this month. They were recovering from an exhibition from its supporters – each one being offered the chance to display a photograph of their own – and had 150 on display. It sounded a bit like the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition – just at the opposite end of the year.