Scottish National Portrait Gallery

From yesterday:

1) A friend and I visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – I was struck by the beauty and architecture of the building, the muted colours of the décor, the lighting, the space, the carefully placed exhibits. Altogether, there was a feeling of space and calmness, quietness and reflection.

2) I particularly enjoyed the Jitka Hanzlová’s Photography Exhibition. Many of her photographs made me feel that I was right there – that I could reach out and stroke the horse’s mane, or step into photo and enjoy a stroll in the forest.

3) We also visited the BP Portrait Award 2012 exhibition. I wish I’d noted down the artist, but the first portrait I saw was larger than life, a black and white, head-and-shoulders picture of a girl, so detailed and lifelike that I had to look twice before realising it was a painting, and not a photograph.

If you happen to be in Edinburgh, and have some time, I’d thoroughly recommend a quick visit…  oh, and the café did a pretty good lunch too!

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This blog has served different purposes over the years - it started out following a Three Beautiful Things (3BT) structure: and I used to record three things, often the ordinary moments in life, which made me smile that smile. Then, I joined a community of knitters sharing my progress on what I was knitting that week. Now, after a long hiatus, I'm back to share an unusual new knitting project...

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