Sunday, July 15, 2018

Modern Addition

When I was in London the last time, back in the fall of 2016 one of the many places I made a return visit to was the Tate Modern Art Museum.  You are probably all familiar with that giant building on the south bank that used to be a power station at one time.

Since the last time I visited the museum, a new tower has been added to the back of the museum expanding the exhibit space by quite a large amount.  I got to see that tower for the first time on that 2016 trip.

The photos above and below show the minimalist tunnel-like area that connects the two buildings.

I was impressed by how well this area blends with the architecture of the older building.  The connection between the old and the new spaces has been done in a very modern and aesthetically pleasing way.

What I enjoyed the most about the new wing was the grand observation deck on the top of the tower. The views from up there were simply spectacular and they were available in every direction.  The view above looks toward all the distinctive buildings that make up the business district of the City of London.

This view takes in "The Shard", one of London's newest skyscrapers.  As you can see it was a beautiful day to take in the view.  We could see all the way out to Canary Wharf and all the tall buildings out there.

In another direction we see more buildings, some of them under construction.  That one that sort of leans a bit must be completed now making me wonder what the completed building looks like.

This view takes in some of the varied buildings along the Thames and the dense city structures behind them.

The famous Tate Modern now has one more feature to make it a must see stop for every London visitor.


biebkriebels said...

You had a great bright day for these views!

Judy Ryer said...

Gorgeous sky line shots.

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots! Your angle in the second shot looks quite imposing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh absolutely Sharon, a must do to see these incroyable views shown so fabulously here ✨

Catalyst said...

Coincidence. I just watched a Rick Steves program on KAET from London in which he walked across the Millenial bridge to the Tate.