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Kenwood House, London

Kenwood House, London

Kenwood House, Library

The recent refurb done here is quite spectacular.  I was filling up my days in London and decided to go here on a lark.  It's a public park basically - the grounds were peopled with moms and prams, dog walkers and joggers.  But it felt like I was just taking a neighborhood stroll.  I loved it.

I was absolutely gobsmacked upon perusing the house to be confronted with a Rembrandt painting (in a different room).  One of his most famous self portraits, no less.  A Vermeer was across the room and a Van Dyck graced the wall next to it.  I think I was grinning ear to ear by the end, only to be utterly delighted to fully appreciate the J.W.M. Turner on the way out through the hall.

Was a pleasant and comfortable way to spend an hour or two. :)

Beltane - or, 'Lucky Fire'

Beltane - or, 'Lucky Fire'

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle