Richmond, Virginia

We ended up in Richmond for a night’s noisy accommodation (Virginia is for lovers, says the bumper sticker. We were staying in the room next to them in Richmond). However, the next day we headed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which was an absolute joy. A wonderful collection of art deco furniture and art, paintings- and we stayed for lunch. It was so good we didn’t have time to check out the toy exhibition next door – I only had the chance for a quick hi with Gumby.

A discovery for me, photographer Ming Smith
I have never seen complete rooms of art deco furniture – wow
Tibetan monastery door
Wedgwood anti-slavery medallion – another revelation