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The London Logs: Tate Britain & Lamberth Palace

The Author By Kelly Hayes-Raitt | August 28th, 2012 | Comments 1 Comment »

I added 2 more bridges to my list of River Thames crossings: Lamberth Bridge and Westminster Bridge. 100_0440.jpgAfter my disappointment with the Tate Modern, I was not expecting to like the Tate Britain. It turned out to be an eclectic collection of provoking modern art, tastefully and spaciously displayed. 100_0437.jpgI particularly was moved by this piece by Peter de Francia of the invasion of Tunisia in 1959.

There is also a dedicated wing of lots of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner, London’s favorite son. At 24, Turner was admitted to study at the Royal Academy of Arts, and displayed new work every year for years.

One thing that struck me here and in other museums: Art piece “studies” and sketchbooks were displayed as significant in their own right. I can not imagine the drafts of my book being “displayed” as interesting!

After delicious dhal soup in the museum café, I wandered across the Lamberth Bridge to the Lamberth Castle 100_0442.jpgand hung out at a riverside coffee stand with a delicious latte overlooking the Parliament. 100_0444.jpg

It really is an incredible city!
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One Response to “The London Logs: Tate Britain & Lamberth Palace”

  1. John Says:

    This is great Kelly…. I am such a fan.

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