Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Time away


Over the weekend I went to London for two days so that I could have a look at the wonderful work that has been produced by artisans from all over the world.

So I took in the sights at the V&A Museum In which I was in my enviroment as there is a dedicated Japanese exhibition. In fact the museum has 40,000 archived Japanese items alone, put ontop of this the Chinese, mongolian, Tibetan, classical works and art.

Then it was a trip to the National Gallery

followed by a trip to the Natural History Museum

and Science Museum

all of which have free entry. Wow is all I can say, and they have to be visited as my eyes were open to a new and varied way of thinking.

Of course I had to buy the books too and take over 400 pictures a few of which I have included below. But you can not unfortunately see the true beauty of the items from these pictures.

The fine detail of craftsmanship can not be seen to its full impact so a visit is a must.

The picture at the top of the page was a huge glass instalation above the entrance desk at the V&A. It was around 10 foot high and very impressive.


3 comments:

George Foweraker said...

Hi Mark.
Good to hear you enjoyed your visit to London.
It would be good to see more pics.

Mark said...

Hi George

Yes we had a great time. If you want to see more pics then you can go yourself and take your own. Just kidding once I have edited them I will post some more. :-)

Mood Wood said...

Hi Mark,

What a great experience, hopefully it has opened your mind as well as your eyes.

Cheers,

Lee.

P.S. I don't think it would do George any good to visit, he's getting on a bit and his eyes are getting dodgy! LOL!