Monday, 30 November 2009

Cocktails at the Imperial Hotel

We had been to a very interesting talk a few weeks ago about the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I have been a fan of his work for a long time and the woman who gave the talk was very passionate about what he has worked on, and focused mainly on how Japanese design influenced a lot of his work. He eventually came to build the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in the early 20th century, and it was obviously quite an awesome building and even survived the giant earthquake in the 1920s. But it was sadly torn down a long time ago and replaced by a pretty nondescript glass structure. Even though the building now is pretty horrendous, we had heard that the bar was an homage to Frank, so decided it was a good excuse to head there and have a cocktail. Neil had a Gin Fizz and I had a very tasty Cosmopolitan! We then headed on for dinner at a Belgian restaurant in Marunouchi and ate too much sausage and drank too much Belgian beer...

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