(Part 2 of BM and Buddhi in London.)
Saturday morning. Bill and I pack off the sistahs to the Abbey and set out on another of our flat hunting expeditions. These things usually start with viewing perhaps one flat. And then we walk around the neighborhood, chill at the Park for an hour, go find some nice cafe and bookstores, maybe catch a movie at the local theater, eat some street food etc etc. Yes, I know. The most inefficient of things but who said the point of this is to find an apartment? First of all, we haven't really decided whether we are moving or not.
So anyway, a couple of hours later we find ourselves not very far from the Camden Lock and so we decide to go say hello to our prints guy. Man runs this narrow, little prints store on Camden High, sells everything from movie posters to Michelangelo. Pretentious me wanted to pick up a couple of Degas prints as gifts for some people. Also wanted to see whether he had any new Banksy stuff (if Banksy is your man, please go see this guy in Camden next time you are in London) so it all made sense.
"Didn't BM say she was looking for something?"
"Yeah. Now that we are here, maybe we should call her and check"
So Bill steps out and calls while I picked up The Tub and Before the Mirror.
"Yeah, she wants something but its a little strange"
"Are you looking for anything specific?"
"Yes. This may sound weird but a friend was in Paris recently..."
"At d'Orsay I think and she wants this print. The problem is she doesn't know the artist or the name of the painting"
"This is a test!"
"I guess. So this is am impressionist painting. The artist's name starts with C-A-I-L, she thinks"
"And the painting?"
"Its three men working on a wooden floor. These are workers. So..well, so they are all able bodied and stuff"
"I think I know exactly what you are talking about"
Man disappears for a second. Comes back with painting.
"Is this it?"
"Yes, this is surely how she described it"
"What's my next test? You want me to do this blindfolded?"
"Not for now!"
"You said this is for you?"
"No no no, this is for a friend. She saw this in Paris"
"If you say so. Here!"