Earlier this year (or was it last year?) I took a stroll around the outside of the British Museum. I know there are amazing artefacts to be found inside (one day I'd like to do some sketching there), but the pseudo Greco-Roman architecture outside was what I was concerned with. The building is surrounded by a large amount of space: something that would never happen now. This space almost feels like a European piazza in France or Hungary, and on the day I went it was a cold, windswept slab to negotiate on your way to the mummies.
This is piece is deliberately distorted and seemed to work well with a cold blue palette. All the carvings above are a lot less looming in real life, but I figured that this way you can't ignore them. Much more dramatic.
After tweeting the image a week or so go, I am now followed by the British Museum herself. Hopefully they're not expecting me to post future items written in cuneiform or Norse, though.