The Great Court at the British Museum

British Museum

I was in love with this place from the moment I saw a picture of it last year – the Great Court of the British Museum. And I knew that one day I just had to see it.

It’s what used to be a standard courtyard which became used as space for the British Library until the library relocated, freeing up the area for development.

What you have now is a glorious glass dome which encompasses the entire area, and a marbled court for simply milling about and admiring the architecture. The cylindrical reading tower in the middle has steps to a restaurant at the top, and you can have a rare opportunity to see the top of the enormous columns on the galleries opposite.

I’ve got a few more photos which I’ll post when I get a moment or two.

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