Architecture

An Insight into the Victoria & Albert Museum

As I have already mentioned in my previous blogpost, I am a huge art lover. Therefore, I love to spend my time in museums. As London has so many museums to choose from, there should be at least one that suits your taste. The museum I am writing about today is the Victoria & Albert Museum. What I like about V&A is that it contains art from many different areas. It is a mixture of paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewellery and of course fashion. They also address many different cultures, so it is not only British but also Asian cultures. The best thing is that it is all for free. Architecture of V&A The building itself is stunning.The architecture is incredibly impressive, so it is already worth going in there just to see the building and its halls. As the museum is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, it is almost self-evident that it would be this majestic. When looking at the entrance, you can already expect the beauty that is going to await you inside. The entrance was designed with much acuteness.There are little figures and sculptures all around the pointed arch and of course, there is the name of the museum written in gold letters above the entrance door.     Fashion My favourite section of the museum is the fashion one. I have loved fashion ever since I was a child so seeing the fashion part of V&A filled me with excitement. It is subdivided into specific periods of fashion. These periods include clothes from the 17th century, the early 20th century, the Swinging Sixties in London and so on.   V&A also has special exhibitions that you have to pay for. There was a Dior exhibition earlier this year and currently, they are exhibiting the designs … Read more

A Piece of London Art, by artist, Luis Ignacio Bottaro Paez Pumar

                At EC London, we take pride in our wall decorations. We have some wonderful London designs and landscapes, and we were a little nervous when Daniel, our Assistant Director of Studies, proposed that one of his students do a full-size graffiti wall in our main student lounge. Luckily, that student was Luis Ignacio Bottaro Paez Pumar, from Venezuela, who has been having a great EC experience staying with a London homestay and studying towards his CPE course. Luis started his research in January into the skyline and architecture of London, and in no time at all came up with a proposal for his design. A few minor adjustments were made, and Luis came in last weekend, and spray painted our beloved student lounge wall. Needless the say, the results are stunning. The design features London landmarks, features of the Skyline, the Shard, Wembley Stadium, the British Museum, Camden Market, the Walkie-Talkie Tower, the Tower Bridge, and the brightly coloured London townhouses and blocks have brightened up the whole room. We have had amazing feedback from students, staff and even some of our VIP visitors who come through the school. Luis – you have made a great piece of art and you have left a wonderful legacy on EC London: it will be enjoyed and admired for many, many years to come. Thank you!!     If you would like to study English at EC London, please get in contact with us at london@ecenglish.com for more information or have a look at some of the English Courses we offer. We offer a wide range of courses to suit your needs, from General English to Special Focus classes to exam classes like Cambridge and IELTS. At EC London we also offer a great range of … Read more