Venturing once again into the Centre of London, during the Summer? Months I went to the Tate Modern. Set on the South Bank, the Tate Modern is a striking building, renovated from an old Power Station. And directly opposite St Paul’s Cathedral. A walk can be taken across the modern bridge designed by Sir Norman Foster,and at first called by Londoners the ”Wobbly Bridge” as it was felt to sway in the Breeze. If you come from Waterloo Station it’s a good 10-20 minutes walk to the Tate, some really special views and architecture can be seen along the South Bank. Among them are the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery. Lots of drinking holes and places to eat. Or, just rest and watch the river Thames flow by.
Arriving at the Tate, I met with a friend and we went straight up to see the Giacometti exhibition. A wonderful exhibition, with exhibits that I had not seen before, lots of information on the artist, well curated and an exhibition well worth seeing.
We then went on to see the ‘Soul of a Nation’ Art in the Age of Black Power. A wonderful rarely seen exhibition of art from I believe just the USA, showing the struggles and history of the African American people through all artistic mediums..
This a wonderful Museum displaying art from all over the world, embracing all mediums . Displayed in the many individual galleries . I have spent many days here over the years and have always been amazed at the array of art for the viewer.
You can visit the book shop for the wonderful array of books for both young and old, postcards, posters.
There are eateries where food and drink can be enjoyed, and even the wonderful views of the Thames and it’s great history of architecture can be seen.
Entrance is free, but special exhibitions there is a charge.
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