Victoria and Albert Museum, London
To me, the highlight was the Refreshment Room. These spaces were designed by leading Arts & Crafts artists of the day. It was the first cafe in a museum, which shows that the collection was meant to be enjoyed by a wide audience.
We enjoyed tea and scones under the watchful eye of these peacocks.
|Facade of the interior courtyard
|The main refreshment room decorated for the Hols
This wall treatment from the refreshment room appears to be wallpaper, from a distance:
Here are some pieces from the collection:
|This almost life-size automaton emits groans from the victim (English)
|Me with a hangover (actually the Minotaur as sculpted by Canova)
|An overview of one part of the Court of Casts
|Detail of an altar
|One of many wrought iron pieces
A triptych altar: