Time to fulfill some promises, less stories, more pictures! I’ve walked a ton in the last few days so today I’m sitting in the British Library, not too far from my hostel. This gives me a chance to share some pictures and videos!
Welcome to London!
This is the King Albert Memorial near Hyde Park.
Hey, it’s me at the Serpentine Pavilion! The Serpentine Pavilion is a building designed and built anew by a different architect each year. This year Swiss wonders Herzog & de Meuron teamed up with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei for a subterranean sensory experience filled with cork.
The Natural History Museum, Exterior
Natural History Museum, Interior
The Gherkin, Swiss Re building, 30 St Mary Axe, Norman Foster’s magnum opus, whatever you want to call it.
Richard Rogers’ Lloyd’s Building
Alan in an alley.
Hey, it’s me again! This time at the British Museum.
The Elgin Marbles were actually a little bit disappointing. After seeing so many pieces throughout the museum, you start to realize how sad it is that these aren’t in their original state or intended setting.
Some Islamic glass.
Dusk, September 6
Oxford Street, Architect Amanda Levete
Here is another contemporary British Architect, Thomas Heatherwick. This project is called Rolling Bridge.
It rolls itself up, from a simple span structure to a steel sculpture in two and a half minutes!
All done! You’re probably wondering, “HOoooOOWW did that happen?” Well I’m not going to leave you in the dark. Here’s the video!
At the Tate Modern again, with Kevin and Stephen. They got involved with some sort of performance art piece, check it out:
And lastly, here is a Chihuly piece I saw last night at the V&A.
As a final note, Sunday will be my last day here in London, so I probably won’t be blogging again until I reach Barcelona on Monday. And then add a few days as I start school and get settled.