off to London. Raphael at The National Gallery.

There are moments in life when you need to immerse yourself in great art. At least, for me that’s the case. Art with a capital “A”. It’s exalting, exhilarating, glorifying, and it reminds us that in this world of brutes and savagery, another world – noble, humanistic, enlightening – exists. That’s why I’m going to view the Raphael exhibition at The National Gallery.

Pre-Covid days, I’d regularly hop on the high-speed Eurostar train and travel to London. When I realized the other day that I hadn’t been since August 2019, I yelped and immediately got onto the Eurostar website to book myself a round-trip ticket.

I also plan to see the Beatrix Potter exhibition at my most favorite museum, the Victoria & Albert. And then there are all my favorite haunts and eating-shopping places to visit as well. For those new to this blog – and to learn of some great eating-shopping-walking places plus hotels – go up to the top and click on LONDON to see past blog posts of my visits there.

Before I go, however, I have an important civic duty to perform. Tomorrow (Sunday April 24) I return to my local polling station to vote Macron for the second time.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/the-credit-suisse-exhibition-raphael

https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/beatrix-potter

2 thoughts on “off to London. Raphael at The National Gallery.

  1. bon voyage! In addition to the V&A and something quite different, take a look at the Saatchi Gallery…https://www.saatchigallery.com/. Frankly, some of their exhibits are not exactly to my taste, but Eileen is more open to contemporary and cutting edge than am I.

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