Having recently visited a few places of interest around West Kensington
last month, I managed to make another visit to The Victoria & Albert Museum.
I particularly wanted to visit a few places and galleries that I hadn't visited
last time round. Naturally I headed straight for the Weston Cast Courts
where all the great statues are housed.
I was also keen to see the spectacular Refreshment Room near the Courtyard
which can be seen further down below.
And that particular Saturday I went out that day proved to be quite fruitful as I
not only visited The V& A. I also made a nearby visit to The Natural History
Museum as well as the spectacular London Brompton Oratory... all of these posts
can be seen on this blog.
Lots more images below.
THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM LONDON
|Situated (above) in The Weston Cast Court is a cast of|
Verrocchio's statue of David after defeating Goliath.
The original work was sculpted in Florence around 1475.
|In the outdoor courtyard is the John Madejski Garden|
with water fountains. It's a quiet spot for relaxing in
between visiting the Galleries.
Above: The Fall of Phaeton.
Marble (1700) by Dominique Leferre
Below: The Dying Achilles
Marble (1683) by Christopher Veyrier
Above and below: Some rather fine French decorative art and
furniture of the 18th century.
Objects like these with historical, royal and aristocratic associations
were especially prized. And there seemed to be many of them in this