4th May 2017 by emmadurnford

4th May 2017

The second of my amazing tours around the area for Mum and Ian. In the morning I had booked tickets to the David Hockney exhibition at the Tate Britain for 12.30 - even though it's been on for a while a lot of the time slots were booked up. It was an interesting exhibition although I did not like all of his work, especially the more abstract pieces, my favourite was the installation of four sets of 9 HD screens showing views of a Yorkshire lane in the four seasons. It was shot by strapping by 9 cameras to a vehicle which then drove very slowly along so there were slightly different angles of each view. Winter was snowy with a blue sky. The effect was mesmerising.

Afterwards I had booked another venue as a surprise and it was a place I have wanted to visit for some time. Colin met us at Monument and we made our way to 20 Fenchurch street a.k.a. the 'Walkie Talkie' building for a trip up to the Sky Garden on the 35th floor.

We had to pass through airport style security screening before being whisked up in an fast lift. When we emerged the views were stunning despite it being rather a drab day... again. We spent about an hour enjoying the views over London and the Thames looking towards the Shard. All of this for free!
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