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Our sightseeing started around Pimlico, where we unexpectedly found a summer show of graduate works at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. The installation by Minji Lee was one of the more intriguing.
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Across the street, at the Tate Britain Gallery, we encountered voices in the upper gallery, so we timed a response to oooh back at them.
A body movement artist mimicked anyone who entered her range, so Adam tried to challenge her with less conventional poses.
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The Borough Market offers a wide variety of fresh local produce and meats. We moved from place to place to dine al fresco (i.e. standing up).
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The Design Museum has features notable objects, both everyday and unique. Guitar Hero is part of the everyday.
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The Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern was vacant on this visit.
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From the South Bank, we crossed over the Millennium Bridge, to walk towards Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown.
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DY and I saw the Saatchi Gallery on Boundary Road in North London, and I visited the gallery when it was in County Hall on South Bank. This was our first visit to the location at the Duke of York’s HQ near Sloane Square.
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Dav and LJ joined us for shopping at Petticoat Lane Market, and then Indian cuisine at Brick Lane.
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We arrived at Camden Town late in the day, so most of the temporary stalls either closing or closed.
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We budgeted a few hours to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. The venue is mammoth, so we tried to be selective, wending our ways through the mazes of hall.
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To close the loop on some history of science, I had contacted the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, and scheduled to visit their offices in East London. This satisfied a personal curiosity, since I had visited the old site near Swiss Cottage in 2009, .
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I travel through London regularly, know the city well, and am comfortable getting around. Travelling with the family at tourist speed is a luxury.
Walking around to the west side of the building, I could see the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance.
From the west side, the entry of to the Tate Modern is down a long ramp.
The ramp continues inside the building into the Turbine Hall.
The galleries are on the upper floors. I went up to Level 3, and saw some red benches with display terminals. Continue reading “2008/09/12 Tate Modern, South Bank, London“