My second day in London started at the British Museum
Well no, actually it started at Gudrun Sjoden.  
Again.  
Dangerous to be walking back past the shop.

First things first, breakfast in the members room.
But sadly lacking in veggie, gluten free choices so early in the day.

It was either GF brownie (which seems to be the one staple for galleries and museums in London) or a cauliflower and roast tomato salad thingy.
Surprisingly nice.
Certainly healthier. 

11 BM breakfast

The Egyptian room was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday.

07 BM eygpt

Some of my favourite rooms are those containing the Assyrian reliefs.
Always quiet and a wealth of visual information, patterns and textures.
Thank goodness these are safe in the British Museum. 

10 Assyrian 3 BM

09 Assyrian 2 BM

08 Assyrian BM

12 Assyrian 4 BM

13 Assyrian foundation stone

The main purpose of my visit was to see Celts, Art & Identity
No photos as usual, but a well illustrated book and sketches do the job.
Well worth a visit – its coming to Edinburgh next year. 

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Before I left I couldn’t resist a visit to the Islamic room.
So incredibly beautiful. 

01 BM tiles

02 BM Islamic1

03 BM Islamic 2

And no visit to the British Museum would be complete without admiring a 1000 year old Ganesha.

14 Ganesha BM

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  • 27/10/2015 at 5:45 pm
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    It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful visit down South. Looking forward to the Celts coming to Edinburgh.

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