Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Above, Beyond

The Fitzwilliam Museum is a place I mention occasionally on the blog - mainly because it's one of the greatest privately-held collections in the country and indeed, it does hold an awful lot of wonder within its beautiful lion-guarded walls. One of my favourite parts however, is the ceiling of the entrance portico. You can't really tell from the picture too well but the carvings here are about a foot deep and utterly intricate in their detail. Simply stunning. I tend to stand here mouth agape, head back, staring up whilst all the tourists swarm round me heading straight for the Monets or whatever...

P.s. - Thanks for all the nice things you're saying about the other thing; I'm getting good reviews on the cookies already. But seriously, where are mine??