The Victoria & Albert Museum, aka the V&A (#local), is one of my favourites in London. Aside from being one of the most simultaneously majestic and beautiful buildings in the city, it’s also full to the brim of absolutely beautiful, awe-inspiring things: everything from architecture models to fine china, Rodin sculptures, paintings and tapestries. And, it’s free entry (except for special exhibitions).
What can I say? It was pure bliss.
An entire day of sitting and admiring stunning pieces of art, getting completely lost in a sketch book as the hours absolutely flew past. Being so consumed on a specific task, thoughtfully considering details, light and shadow: I can’t remember the last time I was able to so effortlessly summon such concentration.
Even if you’re not the sketching type, I dare you to walk through the doors and not feel instantly inspired to create.