Tuesday 27th November – 35th meeting of 2012

Today we met and took the Victoria line to Pimlico to go to Tate Britain to view the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition. Weather not good, wet and windy so the walk from Pimlico to the gallery was not pleasant umbrellas were needed!

Once in the gallery which houses the national art collection from 1500 to present day we made our way to the cafe and enjoyed coffee and cake and had a nice warm and catchup chat.  Joined the queue to purchase the tickets, with the 2 for 1 offers from southeastern trains it worked out at £7 each.

Ophelia 1851-2 by Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896Once inside the rooms housing the exhibits it was not so crowded, although still a fair number of people.  Laid out in seven categorised rooms it was pretty easy to follow but some rooms with two entrances meant if you were not careful you could have missed some paintings.  There were many paintings by such famous artists as Millais, Hunt and Rossetti and it also included sculptures, tapestry and some wall hangings and furniture.

I really enjoyed this exhibition as it is one of my personal favourite eras in art.  When we came outside it was still wet and miserable so we made our way back home after a very enjoyable morning.

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