As you might have noticed, my blogposts contain recent pictures mixed up with pictures I have taken over the last years while traveling for work and/or pleasure. I’ve always taken pictures, but I didn’t always have the time (or energy) to sort them and upload them for the world to see. This post will be one out of a few from my time in London. I can’t remember exactly when they were taken, but that does not matter 🙂 Enjoy!
As written on the official website:
The origins of the British Museum lie in the will of the physician, naturalist and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753).
Over his lifetime, Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted to be preserved intact after his death. So he bequeathed the whole collection to King George II for the nation in return for a payment of £20,000 to his heirs.
The gift was accepted and on 7 June 1753, an Act of Parliament established the British Museum.
This building is marvelous. I have two B&W pictures of the roof I fell in love with. If only I could get that for our home 🙂