Tea Party Perfection
On Thursday of this week my art history class took its weekly field trip to see art we studied earlier in the week. This week's focus was the Portrait in the era of Romanticism, so we went to the Museum of Romanticism, which was one of the most beautiful museums I have ever seen. It was small, it filled what used to be an old home on a city street in Madrid, but it was so ornately and stunningly decorated with things from this time period, which was the mid 19th century. Gorgeous portraits lined the walls, beautiful antique furniture filled the rooms, and small accessories such as jewelry and clothing were set on display as the house guided you through the tour. My favorite part, however, was the tea party we had afterwards in the most picture-perfect little cafe I've ever seen. It looked straight out of a movie set, with a beautiful garden and perfectly set tables and shades of green and pink and gold. The menu looked incredible, though I only went for the cinnamon tea since I had just eaten. The desserts were set out on display at the counter, making them even harder to resist. The five of us in the class sat and enjoyed our snacks and tea while getting to know each other better and listening to famous classical tunes. It was such a perfect little museum visit and I can't wait to go back to the garden cafe!