Tuesday, July 10, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #138] London at the Tate

While my parents were here I took them to the Tate Modern to see the exhibit on cities. It focused on eight cities (to my consternation and horror, they chose LA in America over New York - but then again the focus of this exhibit is massive immigration to cities, which LA is experiencing on a much greater scale than NYC, and they were highlighting the awfulness of many of these cities, and what's more awful than LA?) and how they are dealing (or not dealing) with their massive influxes.

Shocking thing I learned: 50% (yes, FIFTY percent) of Greater London is given over to green space! No wonder you have to travel what would be an unconscionable distance in New York to do anything!

Attached are a few pics from the exhibit I found interesting; I am definitely going back to take some more time there as the parents grew tired of it much more quickly than this urbanphile did.

Shaun Coley
Clerkenwell, Islington
London, UK
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