London was a quick trip! I visited the V & A Museum...Victoria and Albert Museum. Fascinating, huge museum. Worldwide artifacts...mostly collected by Victoria and Albert. I skipped many sections...not enough time to see much of it.
The two main towers in the photo are actually parts of one gigantic tower from Rome. I cannot imagine the feat of engineering to get it moved to London.
These rooms for architectural artifacts were so incredibly large. I was standing on a walkway that overlooked the rooms. You can see little people walking on the ground floor.
The expanse of rooms was really amazing.
With the latest interest in hexagon shapes for quilting...just had to snap a photo of this tile floor found in an Italian family chapel that dates back to 1513.
Lots of displays of clothing throughout the ages...those were my favorite displays.
Huge wrought iron collection...I'll spare you all the photos I took of the iron work. This was my favorite piece. A gridiron from the 18th century. There would have been a wooden handle to turn the roasting meats. Looks like a quilting design to me!
You may have heard about the truck that caught on fire in the Chunnel earlier in the week. The Chunnel was actually shut down for part of a day. The fire was on Saturday. We traveled by train on Wednesday and had to wait our turn at the Chunnel entrance for over an hour. Trucking traffic was backed up for days! My return trip to Paris was on time...no delays.
As usual, I brought a cross stitch project but realized after the first trip that the perforated paper was unevenly punched. The bad piece is on the right. At first I thought it was just one spot so I decided to keep going. Then I realized it was much worse...so I stopped and started all over again with a new piece...which is on the left. So frustrating! I could almost have finished the entire piece between my two train rides if not for the paper problem.
And this is where I am on the stocking...so close to finishing.