Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
It is the simpliest of fare, some sausage, mustard and horseradish but the most tasty. The mustard tasted so delicious and the horseradish tasted so delicate, very different from the hot Japanese wasabi. The bread rolls were so pretty and the setting was impeccable, no less than the museum restaurant. I had the sausages and Sophie had the Greek salad.You can't have more perfect setting for lunch than this, we may as well be dinning in a palace.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Who is she? Margarita Hapsburg, the Spanish cousin who was destined to marry her Austrian cousin, the future Emperor Leopold I. This was painted by the Spanish artist, Diego Velasquez, a kind of royal 'photographer'. Cousins kept in touch by sending portaits of each other. The royalty of Europe has for years intermarry and after years of 'inbreeding' produced people like Prince Charles. (a joke as told by Michael Savage, the radio talkshow host who is currently being banned from entering Britain.)
This was a very beautiful museum with numerous Italian Renaissance paintings but I took pictures of those which I thought were more provocative and risque.