insights, outtakes and observations from our sabbatical year in England
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Lunch time in Saint Petersburg
art on the walls outside
Thursday and Friday, in between our talks at the centre, we strolled over to "The Floors" for lunch.
It was one of the groovier sites I have seen in a while.
It is an old bread factory. Part of it still is a factory, and part is an 'art space' and a restaurant....in loft style.
You have to enter, indicate you are going to the restaurant or gallery, and not the factory, then cut through a yard to the other side.
The space between "1" and "2"
The restaurant is on the 4th floor.
To get there, you must take the stairs.... which give you a running tally up the side (ie. 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 .... as you go up the risers)
Up at the top, is restaurant. It is quite open, and is full of 'art pieces'.
The first day i tried the Lagman (a kind of chinese noodle soup), and a desert called "Bird Milk".
I also had a bite of a roll (fresh from the factory below).
I have to say, it was just as good as the ones my mom makes! So...for lunch on our second day, we returned to the scene of my happiness, and I went for salad (carrots and cabbage), Borscht, and THREE rolls hot from the oven. Delicious!
The view from the roof of 'the floors'
We stopped in at the art gallery to check out the show.
It was a bunch of 'cubist' art...large lego influenced shapes, like walking men carrying rubic cubes, or icons from video games.
I also loved their Tetris influenced video game screen... it kept sending down shapes that were impossible to fit together (which i should know, from all those wasted college years playing the game instead of reading the assigned passages of James Joyce's "Ullyses" for my "Irish Literary Revival" class)