Monday, May 10, 2010

Tate Modern Celebrates Its First Decade

This month marks 10 years for the Tate Modern — housed in a once derelict power station on the South Bank of the Thames that was transformed a decade ago by the architectural firm Herzog and de Meuron.

I'll never forget the day we went to visit the Tate. It was in the spring of 2002, and for some crazy reason we walked all the way across London, crossing the London Bridge to get there. By the time we arrived we only had a few hours left to explore one of the mightiest Art Museums in the World. We were physically exhausted but once we walked inside our spirits lifted, and we became three of the 45 million visitors this fantastic museum has had to date.

(c) 2009 - Ruth Mitchell - all rights reserved

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