Burlington Gardens

My latest bulletin on the progress of works in Burlington Garden involves a walk outside the so-called laboratory galleries at the back, looking up at the temporary roof in the middle of a thunderstorm:-

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I poked my camera through a hole in the awning to take a photograph of the lantern over Sidney Smirke’s Octagon:-

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And I got a view of the back of Smirke’s galleries from above as well as below:-

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I increasingly admire the work of Sidney Smirke, Robert’s younger brother, because the spaces he added at the back of Burlington House are so well judged, if under-appreciated.

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