Tuesday 10 March 2015

Around South Kensington

We all met up to draw in and around the Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday. It was a great turn-out, helped by springlike weather. I stayed outside to draw for most of it, around South Kensington tube station (above), and across the road from the museum in Thurloe Square (below). The museum's first director, Henry Cole, who also helped introduce the Penny Black, the world's first adhesive postage stamp, lived in the house on its corner. It would have been an easy commute for him in the 19th century – easier than now, when crossing four lanes of speeding, outsized 4x4s and tour buses is required.

It was good to see everyone again, and especially to meet Carla Blackman, who was visiting London for a week from Cleveland, Ohio. Her drawings are on the Cleveland Urban Sketchers blog. Have a good trip home, Carla!