London again – but more classical

This time I went to London and spent more time culturally – at the British Museum and at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
I can’t repeat it as often as possible: how important it is to open museums to all people!
Even with shopping bags, coming from their tours to spend only half an hour – without extra fees and so on.
That is a way to make culture and education available to everybody.
If you are well off and enjoyed the visit you even donate …

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Iberian brooch, also called fibula, with a hunter facing the dogs and a boar

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Jameel Price III – modern interpretation of the Persian rug

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And some culture at shopping – main entrance of Selfridge’s

London – the big city

I spent the last weekend in London and had to wonder how this city (in the 19th century only called “THE town”) has been a model for most of western cities: the tube, the representative buildings and also the ghettos. As the division between the rich and the poor is visible if you want to see it … And I don’t mean only beggars.
On the other hand after centuries of money poured into a town even shabby looks still pretty good and if the light is right – very romantic.

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Or the story behind is romantic like the love story of Queen Victoria and Albert – he was also a sponsor for arts and crafts.
Here is a view of the Albert Hall for concerts and his memorial is right in front of it – he’s looking at the hall.

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At the Victoria and Albert Museum (free entrance, you are asked to give a small amount if possible) modern arts and stuff from all over the world show what richness culturally can result from a big city.

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Modern lights in the old halls …

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