Travel

Tate Mod­ern

15 December 2016

There is some­thing so spec­tac­u­lar about unas­sum­ing observers waltz­ing around an art gallery on a driz­zly morn­ing.

After a month of my antic­i­pat­ed silence on this plat­form, in the midst of suit­case shuf­fling, 23 hour flights, and rub­bing sore limbs after mov­ing about all day, I have returned with some sou­venirs in pho­to­graph­ic form.

Noto­ri­ous for its rich cul­ture and intri­cate archi­tec­ture, Lon­don has always held a spe­cial place in my heart. Pri­mar­i­ly aid­ed by my 2011 obses­sion with film pho­tog­ra­phers based on the Unit­ed King­dom, I’ve always want­ed to vis­it the drea­ry beaut that is Lon­don. Hav­ing final­ly recov­ered from my jet lag since land­ing about a week ago, I have begun the process of edit­ing small por­tions of images I had cap­tured over the course of my short few weeks abroad. Sur­pris­ing­ly, of the many pho­tographs on my hard dri­ve, these ones of Tate Mod­ern are some of my favourite. Of course, the scenery is inde­scrib­ably awe-inspir­ing and for­mi­da­ble, but there is some­thing so spec­tac­u­lar about unas­sum­ing observers waltz­ing around an art gallery on a driz­zly morn­ing.

Hav­ing tak­en Visu­al Arts as a sub­ject in high school, I’ve been in and out of art gal­leries more fre­quent­ly than I have vis­it­ed my friends’ hous­es (true sto­ry). But since 2014, when I start­ed uni­ver­si­ty, my admir­ing of any form of art became large­ly reduced to the dou­ble-tap­ping of Insta­gram posts and re-blog­ging of Tum­blr images, or pur­chas­ing pho­to­graph­ic essays (I recent­ly ordered Mar­garet Zhang’s In the Youth of Our Fury); so to be able to close­ly gaze at paint strokes and dance around sculp­tures has been one of the high­lights of this trip. Don’t wor­ry, though. I have a lot more scenery-ori­ent­ed con­tent lined up. But for now, par­don me as I admire Jane Alexander’s piece once more.

Jane Alexan­der, African Adven­ture, 1999–2002.

Some Suggestions

  • oh the pho­tos are amaz­ing. the last one is my fave. tate mod­ern is a must vis­it while in lon­don. i can’t wait to see more of your trav­el post! must’ve been super excit­ing to see the world through your snaps 🙂

    also this new lay­out look­ing sleek and styl­ish. love it.

  • Looks so amaz­ing and like always how beau­ti­ful­ly cap­tured all the pho­tos.

    http://www.thequirkyminimal.com

  • vik­to­ria

    What an amaz­ing post! thanks for shar­ing this!

    http://thedaydreamings.blogspot.com

  • Wow. Just dis­cov­ered your blog! Love the lay­out 🙂 And the Tate is def­i­nite­ly one of my favorites.

    http://mybelonging.com

    • So glad you like it! Tate Mod­ern is such an inspir­ing place.