Calmness, tranquility, order, and beauty — all of these sensations settle upon my shoulders like a soothing cape whenever I step through the doors of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I’ve been coming here for well over 20 years now and each return visit delights my eyes and stimulates my imagination.
Sculpture Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
Plaster cast room with massive reproductions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
There is an even more relaxed vibe in the warmer months as families and individuals flock to the central courtyard to enjoy an outdoor lunch or a coffee or to allow themselves a little splash and a cooling wade in the shallow reflecting pool.
A welcome bit of shade in the courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Cooling off at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
We arrived on a steamy day two weeks ago. The galleries were cool and comfortable inside but there were even more people outside where it was quite hot and sticky. Almost everyone, especially the children, were drawn to the water like a magnet.
Toddler cooling off in the water at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
A charming place, a charming day. No matter what the season, do try to visit this wonderful museum for yourself when you are next in London!
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