Nice to see you.
You've probably heard about the recent unveiling of the new public areas - the Exhibition Road Quarter - at the V&A Museum in London. There's been the REVEAL Festival as well to mark the opening. I shot over to have a look. As ever I walked through the magnificent Hyde Park from Paddington and it's not that far at all.
Exhibition Road is always busy as there are loads of tourists checking out all the Museums but the road is quite wide and you can get a glimpse of the screen which opens onto the new courtyard as you walk down the road. This screen was part of the original building which had been taken down in 2013 and then reinstalled at the end of the project.
Even better, you realise there is a second staircase across the way winding to a different location, striking red struts appear between the two and irregular shaped windows above let you have a glimpse of the glorious old building.
Unusual shapes are created by the two staircases as they twist. A school party scooted by, one of the young girls called out enthusiastically 'I love this place.'
At the bottom is the 1,100 square metre column-free Gallery, ready for temporary exhibitions. It has a cantilevered ceiling which allows it to reach 9 m tall at the highest point. The Architects AL_A also had to pile down 50 m and underpin a wing of the original building whilst the Museum stayed open to the public.
The light coming through these skylights was being influenced by the weather above creating kaleidoscopic patterns on the floor.
Back up the stairs, which set to choose?
Heading past the café, no time to stop
Outside, look at those hydrangeas!