V&A Rotunda Chandelier
Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.
A real show-stopper, Dale Chihuly’s chandelier looms inside the rotunda of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Consisting of over 1,300 pieces, this spectacular glass sculpture never fails to make visitors stop in their tracks and look up. Formally trained in the United States of America, Chihuly (born 1941) also worked in Murano, the Venetian archipelago famous for its glass-blowing tradition.
Fun fact: Did you know that it took the Chihuly Studio over five days to install the V&A’s chandelier? (A team of six wired it up, in reverse, from the bottom to the top.)