London's South Bank

July 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Hello all!  Here is a recap of me and Chris's adventure walking down the South Bank of the river Thames.  It is a lively place where there are street vendors, home of the London Eye and the Tate Modern:

We started by walking over one of the pedestrian bridges. Note the video camera, did you know London is the most watched city in the world? There are few public places that are not monitored!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We walked by the London Eye (the ferris wheel looking thing) but were unwilling to stand in the massive line.  My favorite photos are the "abstract"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<<<Where's Cinderella???

 

 

 

 

 

The bubble man (below) was a crowd favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bridge below is covered by large solar panels that supply up to 50% of the city's energy!

We finally found the Tate Modern!  It has four floors of exhibits and construction has begun to add more space, how I love this city that loves art!

 

 

 

 

 

<<<From the African Modern Art Exhibit, each chess piece is about 2ft high- one side covered in U.S. dollars the other side covered in euros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is a Man Ray sculpture, to the left is a Matisse painting and below is one of Picasso's reclining nudes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Bank is a very nice walk (once you get through the crowds of tourists)

This was supposed to be our last full day in London...

                                            xoxo, emily


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