If you’re a modern art-lover, then this museum is for you. Tate Modern is a huuuge modern art museum in London that is best of all, free. I think London makes up for its ridiculously high cost of living with its free museums, some of which are the best in the world!
In all, I spent maybe 1 – 1.5 hours in Tate Modern and didn’t even cover all of the floors. Upon stepping inside, I found myself in the middle of what seemed like a huge warehouse because the walls were dark and bare. Not really my taste – the whole “modern art” thing doesn’t always make sense to me. However, once past the central open space, the art galleries themselves looked a bit more traditional. Here’s a quick rundown of my favorite pieces (but didn’t record the name and artist of these pieces, dangit):
Got to admire a nice view of London from the cafe terrace. The domed building is the all-important St. Paul’s Cathedral and the metal bridge is Millennium Bridge (which also made a cameo in Harry Potter!).
After visiting the Tate, I wouldn’t call it one of my favorite museums because the interior design just didn’t live up to my expectations. However, I’d still visit again because must I remind you it’s free, and it holds a number of interesting art that simply cannot all be appreciated in one trip. In the end, I’m going to stick to my American roots and say that MoMA tops all the modern art museums I’ve been to.
Have you been to Tate Modern? What collections and which artists did you most admire?
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