London Inspirations

Fast, furious, fantastic.

Chihuly Chandelier at V & A

Last week I slipped away aboard a southbound train for a few sneaky days of culture. As always, London is a hub of ceaseless movement and energy and when you are there you either embrace it or curl up in your hotel room and hide. I hurled myself into the melee and managed to hit all my favourite museum collections in three days: British Museum (early Britain stuff this time), Royal Academy (Anish Kapoor), V&A (everything!), National Gallery (Italian Renaissance), Wallace Collection (Damien Hirst paintings, out of curiosity).

Without doubt, one of the loveliest things I saw was Dale Chihuly’s huge chandelier in the entrance rotunda at the V&A. My photo just does not do it justice, so have a look at the V&A’s own website for great photos from odd angles.

I also love the option of sending a webcard of Chihuly’s work on this page.