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Royal Endeavors – The British Museum

6A0E8471-ECBB-4F42-BE4C-1E9D169976CDPrincessaPetra in Bronze Age Gold Cape  @ The British Museum, London

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

It is time for yet another fabulous blog post on one of the most intriguing museums in the world – the one and only British Museum – a symphony of cultures and one of London’s most treasured jewels which I had the pleasure and honor to visit during my short, yet amazingly graceful visit during my birthday weekend.

I recall arriving at the British Museum on the very first day fully spent in London, right after the shopping spree on Carnaby Street. I was already satisfied about going to the Too Faced Store, receiving compliments from strangers on the street and the Sun shining brightly in what I thought to be a gloomy London. It was a warm spring day, I was boosting with Energy and I was pretentiously wearing a full pink outfit and sequins for this special ocassion.
This color does wonders on me and it has a healing effect on everyone who sees me.

I will not go a paragraph more without metioning how magical London is in terms of the quick manifestation of my wishes and dreams. If you can imagine the Power of Intention and the Law of Attraction going hand in hand at full speed, it was enough just to think about something in order to notice it simply happening.
Never have I ever encountered such a powerful Energy but in England and Scotland – God bless the Queen. 

This time, I clearly stated my wish to see the Egyptian Art collection held by the British Museum, as I have learnt at the Cairo Museum in Egypt I had much to see. It never ceases to amaze me how much Beauty there is to see diving deep into the Art of Egyptology. I am simply fascinated by their culture and civilization – I will always remember how Tutankhamon’s treasure changed my perception and revolutionized my vision on Art, Color, Design, Texture, Manufacture and nevertheless, Wealth and Beauty, and yes, I am aware historians do not even consider him one of the richest Pharaohs/Kings that existed. I was pleased to see that, in spite of having an impressive collection of artefacts indeed, the most important ones (for my consideration) are still held dearly in Egypt. I also payed much attention to Persian Art, as it is one of the finest and most intriguing. 

I, as any other citizen of high culture with a strong sense of national identity, would like the treasures of a country to be maintained at origins and only temporarily be displayed in other contexts per request, contract and mutual agreement. I was displeased to learn Nefertiti’s bust is held in Berlin’s Neues Museum. My wish is for the world treasures must be returned to their rightful owners. Considering the Royal status of England, London being one of the richest and most cosmopolitan chic cities I have ever visited, this won’t be much of a problem – not in terms of wealth, nor for its image, I believe – the British Museum will still be one of the most visited venues in the world, with a big gain in reputation and therefore popularity.

We will now embark on an astonishing mission to discover The British Museum’s most precious artefacts in the line of Egyptology but not before revealing not only some general but some intriguing facts about it, as well.

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Royal Endeavors – The Victoria and Albert Museum

736BB96A-BDF0-4773-8327-DDDFF1A4086B.jpegPrincessaPetra x Manchester Tiara by Cartier @ The V&A Museum, London

Hello, my Imperial Unicorns!!! 💜👑💜

Welcome to my fabulous Royal Endeavors episode dedicated to one of the greatest museums I have ever visited – The Victoria and Albert Museum – which happens to be the world largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing an impressive permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects – it is absolutely free, perfectly outstanding and moreover, located in my new favorite city in the world, London – my darling!

The V&A was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is located in the Brompton district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in an area that has become known as “Albertopolis” because of its association with Prince Albert, the Albert Memorial and the major cultural institutions with which he was associated. These include the Natural History Museum, which will be the subject of yet another fascinating Royal Endeavors, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Like other national British museums, entrance to the museum has been free since 2001. 

Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. The holdings of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewelry, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

The museum owns the world’s largest collection of post-classical sculpture, with the holdings of Italian Renaissance items being the largest outside Italy. The departments of Asia include Art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork, while the Islamic collection is amongst the largest in the Western World. Overall, it is one of the largest museums in the world.

Prince Albert’s wish was to create a museum that would improve British industry by displaying works of art and design to educate and inspire designers, manufacturers and the public. Today, many of the UK’s national collections are housed at the V&A, alongside some of the most outstanding examples of architecture, fashion, painting, textiles and theatre and performance works. 

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Royal Endeavors – Château de Versailles

AAB0AF35-B615-480F-A7F8-2A9660C58DC5“When a Frenchman reads of the garden of Eden, I do not doubt but he concludes it was something approaching to that of Versailles, with clipped hedges, berceaus, and trellis work.”
– Horace Walpole

My beloved audience,

As much as you would like to go on and on and on about so many exquisite locations to visit around the world, the highlight of them all in regards to decadent opulence and gold is the fabulous Palais de Versailles, Château or whatever you want to name it – the crown jewel of France – Heaven on Earth. Dripping with gilt and marble, the colossal palace was the singular vision of Louis XIV, the almighty Sun King, whose lavish, lusty lifestyle mirrored his global ambition for France in the 17th century. It is one of the most distinguished palaces that enchanted my thirst for Beauty, Myth and Glory with an impressive story to tell – claimed and acclaimed an UNESCO World Heritage Site (1979) –  a place of legend and lore which will never cease to impress millions of tourists yearly with its pompous and luxurious style. All that glitters is gold.

“To the public imagination, Versailles is the epitome of opulence,” said Louise Boisen Schmidt, a Denmark-based writer at This is Versailles. “It represents an age in French history of both France’s rise as a fashion and power center as well as the dramatic — and bloody — decline of the monarchy.”

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