East Coast 2014

Victoria and Albert Museum


We had other plans for the day, but it drizzling so we decided to go the Victoria and Albert Museum. One of the first things we saw was this 1562 statue Samson Slaying a Philistine.

This is a 1425 tapestry of a Boar and Bear Hunt. It is protected from light so it appeared much darker than this in the museum.


A Leonardo da Vinci notebook of the early 16th century.


The Raphael Cartoons are a set of seven full-scale designs for tapestry painted by Raphael (1483 - 1520). This one is titled The Miraculous Draught of Fishes


A room of pre-1800 silver.


A room of silver of the 1800-1900s


Among the many paintings were this one of The Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds by John Constable.


Constable's Watermeadows near Salisbury.


A Constable sketch of Salisbury Cathedral.


On our way back to the hotel we stopped at Covent Garden and looked around. Tomorrow we will take a river cruise on the Thames.