Sunday 14 February 2010

Big Picture : British Museum

The British Museum is without a doubt one of my favorite places in London. I have been visiting it since I was a wee nipper and even today I can find new and exciting exhibits in its many galleries.
From The Big Picture

The Great Court (pictured) was once an open space, but in 1857 the Reading Room was built in the center. Other buildings followed and slowly the courtyard was obscured. In 1997 the Library Department was moved to a new facility in St Pancras and Lord Foster won the contract to redesign this lost courtyard. The new Great Court with its glass roof was opened in December 2000 and is, for me, one of the most amazing open spaces in the whole city.


  1. Yes, it is one of my favourite places as well.

  2. with you there - always try to get there when I'm in London. I could literally spend days in there...


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