BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! ALL THUMBS UP!
I may be given to slight exaggerations when it comes to London, but I am being DEAD HONEST when I say that the ROYAL RIVER: POWER, PAGEANTRY , AND THE THAMES is one of the finest exhibition I have seen in London–right up there with the DaVinci Exhibition at the National Gallery. I knew Canaletto’s painting, but I had never seen the original canvas. I was eager to see it. This was my motive, actually, for taking the boat ride we took yesterday from Westminster Bridge to Greenwich. I walked into the National Maritime Museum, and I was staggered by what I saw. The history of the Royal Thames was beyond my expectations. The Queen had contributed many art works which I had known in books, but the original “goods” set me spinning. I caught myself whistling to myself as I walked down row after row of the most amazing historical items. I am amused to see even Queen Alexandra’s bonnet which she wore when she arrived in England to marry Edward VII. The entire exhibition is filled with the most amazing items of great interest–row after row. Fabulous, to say the least. IF YOU CHOOSE ONE EXHIBITION TO VISIT DURING THIS BUSY SUMMER IN LONDON, MAKE IT THE ROYAL MARITIME MUSEUM’S EXHIBITION ABOUT THE RIVER THAMES. I am actually still reeling in my delight. Look what TIME OUT has to say:
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918