Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Victoria & Albert Museum

Although I have been to the V&A a few times before, this time was the first that I realised how magnificent the building itself is. Designed and expanded over the years by various architects, it is a fine example of Victorian architecture.

It is not only its expansive collection of over 4.5 million objects that makes the V&A the world's largest and finest museum of decorative arts and design, but also the fact that it was purpose built as a gallery, making the rooms and corridors perfectly spacious and lit for the displays.

This image shows the building, viewed from the garden area. The attention to detail is worthy of an exhibit itself, especially if you look under the arches and towards the roof at the intricate tiling and craftsmanship.

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