Some of you may already know of my addiction to all things Victorian. This includes art, like the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Over the weekend, I finally managed to stagger into town and the Aberdeen Art Gallery. I was pleasantly surprised with the building it is housed in. I think it was built in 1885, and has wonderful ceilings, sweeping staircases and balconies. Reminded me a little of the National Gallery in London, which I’ve been to a number of times.
Why visit now, you may or may not ask? Well I discovered that it housed some of John William Waterhouse’s paintings, and I’m on a mission to visit as many of those in or associated with the PRB around the country.
However, there is a BUT coming on…whatever was originally house here is mostly gone. To a person who adores history like I do, that is a death to this kind of place. Although the interior is mostly still there, it is taken up with huge amounts of modern art. I don’t have anything against it, but it just doesn’t work here at all. My precious paintings?Â Housed in 2 rooms, with the original or very close to it, setting. How amazing this gallery must have been back in 1885.
Wish I could have seen it.
Hehehe. I’ve done this.
Four-year-old Madeleine McCann has been in the news a lot lately. For those of you that don’t know, she was abducted from her parents’ holiday apartment on the 3 May.
There seems little we can do to help, so I’m posting a video appeal here in the hope that someone, somewhere on the web might recognise her.
Thank you for listening.
Now leave me alone Chris
No, I don’t know either…
Found on this site.
Thanks to Chris at Thermal, I am going to inflict on you 7 random things about me:
I don’t like to inflict tags on others, so if any of you want to take this on feel free, let me know, or leave it in my comments box if you like.