Wednesday, 10 April 2013

It worries me this kind of thing, how you hope to live alone...

our youngest girl had a Prosthetic makeup show to visit in London, so I went with her on the train and we stayed for two wonderful nights.   Our girl, on the Saturday went to her show and I had a day on my own around London.   I don't think I have ever negotiated London on my own, so I had to take a deep breath, give myself a strong talking to, grow a backbone and deal with London Transport.
Our Hotel was on Russell Square, just around the corner from the British Museum ... 
I particularly wanted to see the Exhibition below.

I managed to buy a tickets for this and Ice Age Art : arrival of modern mind.

Both Exhibitions were incredible.  (No photography allowed)    
Particularly, for me, the Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition.  
Each and every piece on view was exquisite and sometimes heartbreaking.
The Ice Age was equally fascinating, but I'm glad I didn't go specifically just to see that one.
Anyhoo, here are pics from around the entrance of BM.

 Getting on for lunch time, so nipped back to Hotel for a breather and
 then walked past Russell Square Tube Station and onto

for the Fate, Hope & Charity Exhibition.
I visited the Threads of Feeling Exhibition a couple of years ago.
Not a great deal here new to see, but very poignant all the same.
I then walked on, back past the British Museum and down to The Petrie Museum
Part of a University complex, the museum holds an estimated 80,000 objects from ancient Eygpt and Sudan.  

 Not sure if you can read the piece below, but I believe it refers to the garment underneath, which is one of the oldest pieces of textile in the world.

The place and it's exhibits were fascinating and mind blowing in their age, beauty and sheer number.   Absolutely exhausting!
Then onto a buzzing Camden and
spent the evening with my two girls.
Dropped into bed a happy mum and ever so slightly 'all Museumed out'.
Thanks for staying with me on this and thank you for stopping by. x
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Unknown said...

Hi Viv,
Sounds wonderful. Love all the photos... xx

lettice leaf said...

So this is where hartists go for hinspiration his it?


Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Well done, we all have our hurdles to jump over, what's ok for some isn't for others! You've just jumped over one of yours, and look what a great time you had! :) x

liniecat said...

gosh a good days learnin and seeing!
great pics thanks

Jayne said...

I feel as if I visited with you Viv. London has some amazing museums and I do love Camden. Must have been lovely to spend a couple of days with your girls. x

Deborah Darling said...

thanks for putting this up, me and my little ones love the museum viv <3 its been a treat for us all to see it xXx

sharon young said...

What a great time you had, I know just what you mean about London, it' s very daunting, I used to go quite often to my favourite museums and now I'm out of my comfort zone.
Thanks for all the lovely pics, great post.

somewhere on the avenue said...

This is why is miss London, but soon I may be down south to live again, so will visit these wonderful places xx Great post and fab images x

Partofyourstory said...

Fantastic Viv, i am so jealous, i love those museums - been wanting to go to the foundling museumm for aqes! Lucky you. xx

Georgina said...

Yay you! Love all things Egyptian x

Linda Metcalf said...

Really enjoyed the Egyptian exhibit. The flip flop and beaded necklaces are copied today! Thank you for the interesting tour.

Linda Metcalf said...

Really enjoyed the Egyptian exhibit. The flip flop and beaded necklaces are copied today! Thank you for the interesting tour.

elsy said...

what a great day....really want to catch the Pompeii of my best trips was going to Pompeii many years ago

Lynda Howells said...

Ha..we were there last week too. next time, if you are in london again and fancy a coffee...give me a yell please! Glad you had a great timne. Lynda

Annabel said...

i love the labels in museums - saw a wonderful tv programme about the ice age exhibition with graham whatsit whatsit and so glad you went. I don't negotiate London too well and insist on walking everywhere when I do go, not realising things are quite far apart sometimes. Bet you had a wonderful time.

Flaming Nora said...

Blimey Mrs, not only were you all museumed out, but you must have been very sore of foot too. Sounds like a wonderful trip. xx