Sunday, 3 July 2011

Day Trip to the Big Smoke Part Two the V&A and Harrods

From the cemetery, see earlier post, we walked to the Victoria and Albert Museum. If you can, do walk and not get the tube as you see some great buildings and get more of a feel of the place. This is one of the facades facing the inner courtyard.

Wherever I go I have to get postcards and this is the haul this time. I was disappointed that there were only 3 I liked from the Cult of Beauty exhibition I'd gone to see, they are the ones at the bottom of the photo, a Lord Leighton, a Rossetti and a Millais. The exhibition was fabulous and well worth a visit, it's on for a couple more weeks, here's the link. One of my favourite Burne-Jones paintings was there - The Beguiling of Merlin which I saw at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, it was lovely to see it again. I wasn't allowed to take photos in there but again here's a link.

I loved some of the smaller architectural stone carvings in there.

I always love finding cat imagery

And angels of course :)

Here's his mate on the other side of the piece, I think he looks more thoughtful.

Then it was off to Harrods on our weary legs but I'd not seen the Food Courts before.

Wonderful tiles and statues, but soooo crowded, I was glad to see it but glad to get out.

The fish purveyor was a sport, posing in front of the big fish tank, yes, there are real fish in there, giving you an idea of the scale of the decorations.

A very enjoyable day. I think my next visit will be for an exhibition at the British Museum - Treasures of Heaven, it's sacred artifacts from medieval europe and looks stunning. Wonder if I can pull in a cemetery on the same visit, legs permitting, lol.


  1. This is beautiful!!! This is what I would consider a perfect day for me--thanks so much for sharing these awesome photos!

  2. Great photos.
    Would have loved to have gone...:-/

  3. Was hoping to get to the V&A this summer but the best laid plans, as they say! Might try for the British Museum though. I saw `Hadrian` there a couple of years ago - he was looking rather handsome for a deceased Emperor!Thanks for sharing your pics,Shaz. Enjoyed them all. x


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