Another week, another gallery/ museum. This week I was greeted by the large scale walls of an old power station, The Tate Modern. The prominent landmark is located in Southbank, an admiring walking distance from London Bridge station. Many pit stops were made along the way.
The spacious gallery is brimming with inspiration, from its grey toned architecture to its contrasting vibrant art; both modern and contemporary. The walls are occupied by famous names known to the domestic and international art scenes; from impressionism to abstractions, from cubism to pop art, from Roy Litchensien to Andy Warhol. To make the exploration smoother each floor is coordinated by theme.
Unknown to many, the Tate offers a brilliant view of the millennium bridge and St Pauls. Once I reached the 3rd floor, I headed straight to the balcony behind the gift shop, for a little fresh air and gratifying view. But I hear after the large expansion project there is a lot more outdoor view to see; a must for my next visit.
Apart from the art and the open balconies I like the the sun rays that enter with style through the large windows in the Turbine hall. It’s a great spot for a short professional style photo-shoot.
Overall the Tate Modern has a lot to offer and I will keep going back to see the same old and new exhibitions.