Post by racingteatray on Feb 17, 2020 11:59:07 GMT
A friend and I braved the torrential rain on Sunday morning to venture to the V&A in Kensington to see the "Cars" exhibition.
Definitely recommend it.
Not particularly heavy on actual cars but what was there was intriguing and the exhibition paraphernalia was very interesting.
Cars I recall displayed included:
The electric E-type used by Harry & Meghan; 1950s GM Firebird gas-turbine concept car displayed next to an 1886 Benz Patent-wagen (the first car) 1930s Delahaye racing car
A glorious 1930s Tatra 87 Streamliner 1960s Mustang Ford T Ford Early DeSoto roadster Gorgeous 1920s Hispano-Suiza tourer with rosewood "skiff torpedo" bodywork Custom Chevy Impala Early Citroen half-track used to cross Africa Messerschmidt bubble car One of the first Beetles Fiat 600 Multipla Paykan (Iranian Hillman Hunter) Audi/Airbus/Italdesign Pop.Up - a sort of car/drone mash-up.
But more fascinating for the displays and information.
Bit pricey at £20 but I have an Art Pass so it was only £9 and my chum is a V&A member, so he got in free.
Interesting. The V&A in Dundee has a cutaway of a Jag iPace.
Somewhere we have yet to visit - one of many destinations on the list for when the dogs are no longer with us. Eventually.
It's a pleasant enough place but some people do complain about a lack of content. Think of it as somewhere to visit in the morning, grab a spot of lunch and perhaps go to the transport museum in the afternoon.
Look cool. Wouldn't have expected that at the V&A if I'm honest.
Interestingly on Saturday afternoon I took the youngest to the Natural History Museum (next door!) to see the dinosaurs and the earthquake / volcano stuff as she's doing dinosaurs at school and her sister went to see a Little Mix tribute act in Wimbledon. As we waited in the wind and not-quite-rain (having braved the fact that there was no District Line from Wimbledon and traveled to Vauxhall to catch the Vic line then change at Victoria to get to South Ken where there were horrendous queues both inside and out as it became a terminus station for the weekend due to engineering works) I looked across at the V&A and thought: we could just go in there....
We hopped in a black cab to Green Park on the way home such were the queues to enter South Ken; and it was properly pissing down by then.
In ancient Rome, there was a poem, about a dog that found two bones. He picked at one, he licked the other. He ran in circles 'til he dropped dead
Freedom of choice is what you've got; Freedom from choice is what you want.
Post by racingteatray on Feb 17, 2020 15:25:57 GMT
One advantage of a Sunday morning visit to the V&A is (a) little traffic and (b) you can park right opposite in Thurloe Square for free until 1pm on Sundays. Which is a bonus in many ways when the weather's terrible.
The wisdom of choosing to take the car was evinced by the fact that it took me just 15 mins to get from my house in south Fulham to the V&A and I was immaculately on time, whereas my chum, who lives in north Fulham decided to be environmentally conscious and take a bus. It took him 45 mins and he arrived quarter of an hour late.