Despite studying art for many years, I am always far more intrigued by The National Gallery as a building than the paintings. I love the doorways and the gilding, it's always so busy. Straining to see such classic artworks over the top of others' heads. Maybe it's that I have visited this particular place so many times over the years to study, draw, and take in the Monet's, the Stubb's, the Cezanne's and Van Gogh's that I no longer feel the need to analyse these works. I am aware that I should, we never stop learning and if we stop looking we might miss something new.
The actual building has stood the test of time, and it's popularity continues, and for all my words, I still visit each time I go to London.