|You can recognize this icon in London,|
where I walked this afternoon, after a flight from Shannon Airport to
|Victoria and Albert Museum Courtyard.|
In the Victoria and Albert museum, we spent most of our time in the Asian art sections. A few highlights of many beautiful and fascinating objects:
|China, Sui Dynasty (581-618). Statue of a foreigner.|
|Japan: Nō Masks.|
Left: A young nobleman (2000)
Right: A female demon (1650-1750)
|Ottoman Carpet (about 1500)|
|Dinner with our friends at Rules Restaurant near Convent Garden, London's oldest restaurant.|
Our table was featured in one of the London scenes in Downton Abbey.
|Top row: Two of our starters -- Rillettes of Mackerel; Game Patè.|
Middle: Main courses -- Partridge with Chanterelles; Suet Pudding.
Bottom row: Dessert -- Sponge with golden syrup and clotted cream; Bakewell Tart with ice cream.