We’re nearly getting to the point of Throwback Thursday status, since I’m chronicling a trip that took place nearly half a year ago. I’m good with that – it’s a joy to get to relive the experience through sharing it with you.
After checking out Westminster Abbey, I headed over to the gigantic Victoria & Albert Museum, which heralds itself the world’s greatest museum of art and design. I was excited to visit the Regency-related exhibits, to see household items one would have had in the Regency era (well, OK, ones which the wealthier folk would have possessed, I’m guessing).
It didn’t disappoint. The biggest challenge was trying to see everything in the couple of hours I had before I was due to meet up with the husband. I failed in that there is NO WAY one can take in everything this museum has to offer–even when your area of interest is relatively narrow–in such a short time. I was dismayed later to realize I had entirely missed the Regency era clothing in the fashion displays. Ratzy fratzy.
I lingered over the furniture, which didn’t surprise me. I’ve always loved furniture, particularly that made out of solid wood in classical styles. Gleaming cherry wood tables, beautiful oak chairs, mahogany trunks – oh yeah.
I also snapped pictures of several of the helpful description panels because hey, why not?
I made a mad dash through the silver exhibits before admitting foot exhaustion and mental overload and headed back down the road to the hotel. One bonus: I walked by Harrod’s! Never made it in, though…
I was grateful for a brief respite in the hotel before dragging my husband out for another Regency walk. Details on that coming up in the next exciting installment, tentatively entitled, “Wife Goes Into Tizzy Over Regency Buildings No Longer in Existence While Husband Becomes Convinced Wife Has Photographed Every Building In London.”
Until then…here are some additional photos from the day: