Every time I visit the V&A in London I find something different to look at, it is a veritable treasure trove. Here is the website for further information. The tunnel from South Kensington tube station provides a traffic free route into the Museum and naturally we made a bee line for a cup of coffee to plan our visit.
|Exhibition Road side of the building, a beautiful building, designed by Aston Webb in 1899 and opened in1909 although the Museum started in various guises as early as 1857|
|Statues of Victorian artists adorn the niches between first floor windows on the East side of the building. Here is the artisit GF Watts , see my blog post about his gallery in Surrey|
|and here is Lord Leighton, see my blog post about his house.|
|Pretty trays . . .|
|. . . and cups in the cafe outside|
|I managed to find another John Piper window - a traditional subject this time of Christ between Sts Peter and Paul (middle window)|
|Devonshire Hunting Tapestries|
|This lady is looking rather suspicious as she is Altropos, one of the Three Fates representing death and is standing on the fallen Chastity. It is a fragment from a larger tapesty.|
On Saturday I'll share the costumes with you.
I hope you've enjoyed the trip so far!
See you soon and thanks for popping by.