Living With Our Rapido 963f Le Randonneur Motor Home.

Friday, 13 February 2015

A Day At The Museum

Today we ventured out from our South Wimbledon hideaway to take the short underground trip to South Kensington to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum where we had a 2.15pm appointment to view a collection of drawings and paintings that are held there, and were drawn by my great great grandfather Warwick Brookes in the 1870's.


The underground system always impresses. There is no need to own a car here. I wish Manchester had one.


On arrival, there is a museum entrance right from the South Kensington tube station without having to go outside. Perhaps as well as the weather was by now foul, with heavy rain.








As we waited for our appointment we took advantage of some of the time we had to view some of the other exhibits the museum had to offer. Then the curator of the prints and drawings study room arrived to meet us, and issued our passes.....


We were taken into the "staff only" area, along corridors, up flights of stairs to our destination where we were then able to handle six drawings that were the work of my grandfather all those years ago. Unfortunately, due the museum's copyright restrictions I am not allowed to publish the images I took of the six drawings today, they must remain for my own personal use. However, some of the drawings have previously been published by various poster printing companies, and can be searched and bought online as reproductions prints from them. Below are two reproduction examples of the drawings we went to see today which I have used previously on my other website www.brookes-of-manchester.com





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