My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

Story of Abraham Tapestries, Hampton Court Palace

It’s wonderful to see the 4th of the 10 tapestries that make up this astronomically valuable set, commissioned by Henry VIII for the Great Hall at Hampton Court, restored and re-hung. For so many decades only to be seen in black and white pix, the glory of the Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek with the variety of textures – leather, wood, bread, flesh, hair, marble – all incredibly conveyed by the Brussels weavers is a joy to behold. Just don’t walk past these wonderful tapestries, valued at one time second-only to the Crown Jewels.


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