It is a little known secret that my mum calls me her Intrepid Super Photo Reporter as I go out on my adventures and she is able to live vicariously through my travels. It is a very clear homage to the most intrepid of all reporters, Hergé's beloved character Tintin. Now I'm nowhere near as brave and clever as Tintin but last weekend I was able to catch the last day of the Tintin: Hergé's Masterpiece exhibition at Somerset House.
With a focus on Hergé's eye for design which was reflected in the meticulous detail of his drawings, the exhibition features original artwork and specially created models that have never been seen elsewhere.
A scene from page 17 of The Adventures of Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls.
This house is recreated from page 59 of The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure.
A frame from page 62 of The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin in America.
The Epic Destruction of a Barge which Hergé drew when he was 18.
The exhibition was lovely and my time at Somerset House reminded me why I love this venue so much. Exhibitions at Somerset House are always interesting, often quirky and, most importantly, they are more often free than not. There are also loads of places to eat and on this occasion, I enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate and raclette at Fernandez and Wells in the Eastern wing.