|Subject: A very special museum in London|
When we were in London, we visited Sir John Soane's Museum at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields (Holborn tube). This was the home of an architect and was built to house his collection of antiquities. It was opened to the public during his lifetime and has been a museum since the early 19th century.
Sir John must have been an amazing man - he has small mirrors to reflect the rooms; small little rooms and passageways; a gothic room to spoof the contemporary interest; some important paintings including The Rake's Progress by Hogarth and a Turner. But the whole is much more than that. Take a look at the web page. Well worth a visit. Free except for candlelight visits (I wish I had done that!)
Frances Toronto, Canada