"Have you ever entered a gallery, cathedral or grand old ballroom and drawn
breath with surprise? Usually, it is opulence, vastness or one stunning
painting or sculpture that evokes this response — think Michelangelo’s David,
or Chartres Cathedral or the hall of mirrors at Versailles.
In London, an extraordinary gallery draws gasps because there is none like it
anywhere else. It is like entering a giant “globe” covered in paintings of
faraway places and plants. You can walk from South America to North America to
Asia in a few paces.
All the paintings are by the Victorian-era female botanical artist and explorer
Marianne North. The small gallery nestles in a stunning natural setting — Kew
Gardens beside the Thames River."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics