Do you plan or do you wander?

I’m definitely a wanderer when I’m in a museum.  I’m sure it probably drives other people mad, which is why I mostly go to exhibitions on my own.  As I tend to go around really quickly, stopping when I see something I like and when I get to the end go round again.  I don’t try to look at everything, just the things that appeal to me on that day at that moment.

I was recently wandering around the V & A Museum (one of the best museums in London in my opinion) with my parents and we came across these faces.  The V&A has been spending a lot of money of refurbishing it’s galleries over the past few years and whilst I sort of preferred it when it was a bit dark and dusty in places, there has been much improvement.  The area where these heads are is one of the improved bits.

I fell in love with them, their colour and the way they catch the light is so beautiful.  The way they are hung on the bare brick is very effective as it really brings out the colour of the stone.

Another maddening habit (for me and for you) is not writing down what things are! So I have no idea where these are from, but somehow they seem French to me, maybe it is more fun to make up a story about them.

This is my favourite one, she looks so serene, what is she thinking I wonder?

I’d love to hear your strategies for visiting museums or perhaps you want to make up a story about these characters.  I’d love to hear it if you do, leave it in the comments below.

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