Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Out of the Jurisdiction: Another Day in London

The Victoria and Albert Museum is beyond wonderful.  

This Romanesque Tabernacle was crafted by German goldsmiths and carvers around 1180.

There are several rooms with dazzling reproductions of Medieval,  Renaissance and even earlier works cast in the late 1800s after government funds were set aside for preservation 
of important art that was felt to be at risk of being damaged or destroyed. 

And, lunch from the V&A cafe can be enjoyed outside with a view of a wonderful wading pool.

Did you go to London if you didn't stop in at Harrods to savor the luxury?  I left empty-handed.

All this is tiring, so for a couple of pounds a canvas seat can be rented in Hyde Park 
with a view of the Serpentine.  Good people watching.


RedPat said...

Thanks for this tour, Jack!
Hope you have time for a pint in an old pub!

Sharon said...

Oh my, I'm loving your tour around my favorite city. I usually end up at the chocolate counter at Harrods.

William Kendall said...

The tabernacle is amazing!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Glad you got to the V&A, one of the real treasures of this country.

Taken For Granted said...

I agree with William Kendall, the goldsmith's work is amazing. Looks like London is a good time.

Michelle said...

I think I should have stopped by while I was close. Looks wonderful!

jennyfreckles said...

The V&A is wonderful. Even in the heat.