on January 14, 2005
This small "museum" is a great favorite among people who have "done" all of London's big museums and are looking for something different. It is actually the private collection of the late Sir John Soane, and the works are arranged in his house pretty much as they were in his lifetime. I love places like this and the Frick collection in New York, because after your usual museums with echoing rooms, lined with paintings grouped by period or movement, it is a nice change of pace to see various artistic mediums and periods arranged together in a domestic, albeit rather posh, setting. I like to spend time in a particular room and imagine that it is my own house and what it would be like if I were sleepless in the night to stroll around, just looking at my paintings and knick-knacks.
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