Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
I hadn't heard of Edwin Smith before and I think I really should have. His photographs are beautiful with amazing light and show the beauty of everyday life.
On till 6 Dec 2014
Monday, 13 October 2014
Fascinating look under the wrappings of Egyptian mummies. They put mummies through scanners and you can see the amulets and things wrapped in there as well as into those jars of hearts/lungs etc. You can see what the people looked like too. At the end you see their ghostly faces recreated. It's macabre and yet it conjures up real lives from the coffins.
On till 19 April 2015
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Sunday, 7 September 2014
This was open all night last night because it is the last weekend/popularity so I went at 6am. It was glorious. Space to look at leisure and just wonderful.
The colours and the energy and the joy in the cut outs made me so happy.
I hadn't thought about how paint colours were made...very interesting to see how pigments were developed, illustrated by paintings and their use of colour. Favourite bit was history of blue. Historically, ground lapis lazuli was the best way to get blue!
Sunday, 31 August 2014
I used to live in Palmers Green and it's always nice to go visit - especially when I find plenty of books I want in the very excellent and plentiful charity shops there AND discover a large tea room has opened and it is very pretty and has a garden and a huge tea selection (I had a refreshing green tea with ginger and lemongrass) and banana cake with peanut butter frosting. Banana cake is my favourite and I love peanut butter. Yesssss.