Furnished with free tickets from my wonderful niece, I had a day out in London the other day. The weather was glorious and so we strolled from Hyde Park Corner to the British Museum in piercing sunlight and a sharp wind. You could readily swap those two adjectives around and still get the picture.
We made it in time for our timed entrance to the Grayson Perry exhibition, The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman.
Grayson is a chap who does things in a style of is own and the exhibition was both good fun and thought provoking.
As a bit of a philistine, one of the main reasons I love the British Museum is for the wonderful roof – one of Foster’s thin shell structures. Having worked on a pre-WWII Barnes Wallis geodesic roof in a past life (jacking it up by a few metres) I am still enthralled by the way they float so effortlessly above the huge spaces beneath.
So – here are a couple more gratuitous pictures from inside the BM’s Great Court: I love the way Foster combines classical architecture with the modern roof.