Although I was still feeling rather groggy with a summer cold, I hauled myself out of bed to witness the first visitors arrive in Burlington Gardens. I wanted to see and experience what it felt like to ordinary visitors, not just our Friends who have been exploring it gingerly over the last few days.
I discovered our Head of Collections dusting down the skeletons:-
And was able to photograph him with the first real visitors:-
The courtyard looks festive in the morning sun:-
And I had a cappuccino in the Poster Bar:-
It’s a day of celebration.