Wonder how many visits it would take if one had to cover all of 4.5 million items in London's Victoria and Albert Musueum, world's greatest museum of art and design. No idea why we did not end up going before, but rains made us drop in for a quick visit recently.
There was so much to drive you crazy, its practically impossible to put it down in a blog, though I am sure a few more posts will follow after a couple of visits. But, seriously if you cannot go personally, then the V & A website truly warrants a visit if art and design is your cuppa tea.
Meanwhile, filling this one with some of what has always held a special place in my heat ..Buddha art ...
Bhumisparsa - the pose just before enlightenment
|Abhaya (fear not) - Buddha in a reassrin pose|
|Varada - symbolising giving and generosity|
|Goddess Tara from Tibet|
|Stone carvings of Buddha - his birth, departing to the forest and his death. On the right - in meditation|
And some more -
Snuff boxes, antique clock, silica eagle..and my lil boy there checking out stuff :)