Hello beautiful Souls! Recently I have been to the V&A [Victoria & Albert Museum] in South Kensington with a new friend. Friday evenings are the best to explore museums. Luckily the V&A opened their doors on Fridays again till late. One thing to consider is that not the complete museum is open Friday evenings, but this doesn’t spoil the visit. There are still a lot of beautiful halls, rooms, and free exhibits to see. 

The Raphael Cartoons

If you go to the Raphael Court in Room 48a, you will enter a room with seven full-scale designs for tapestry painted by [the master] himself, Raphael. The Queen generously gave the cartoons to the V&A on loan, which makes this exhibit ongoing. Pope Leo X commissioned this in 1515 for the Sistine Chapel. The designs tell you the bible story of [the lives of the apostles] Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The work is just massive and beautiful to take in. 

The V&A has [such] a broad collection of massive objects, like a plaster copy of the Trajan’s Column. [This giant looked so real]. You can spend weeks in this museum and learn lots of new things. 

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