I went to the sold out Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery yesterday!
Obviously, having not bought the ticket, I had to queue more than 1 1/2hrs in the cold to go in, but it was worth it
Anyone wishing to go, I suggest warm clothes with a hat, and possibly something to read and a hot drink
Also, queue before 3pm, as the museum closes at 6pm. (I started queueing at 2:50pm)
Paying extra for the audio guide was well worth it
I thought I was going to see 9 painting/drawings by Da Vinci, so I took a lot of time at the beginning, but there was more There were 9 major paintings AND lots of sketches, so it was a lot to take in.
Was great though, highly recommended
It closes on 5th February 2012.
I haven't been to the National Gallery for ages. But it used to be free!
Would it not be easier, warmer, and cheaper to go here!
I bet they won't let you view the real thing in your own home, or let you any closer than a few
miles feet so you can never truly
appreciate the texture of the painting, anyway. Are they giving away free samples? I thought not!