Thanks for popping in.
In the middle of our exploration of Western Australia, we are flying back to London for the weekend, blogwise only of course!
Whilst calling in at visiting time at St Thomas' Hospital not far from Waterloo station, there is a great view of the Houses of Parliament from the other side of the river.
Heading along the South Bank, I was determined to drop into the Tate's new Switch Room, not so new now really but well worth a visit.
Totally for free, you can take the lift to the 10th floor and enjoy some fabulous views over London. At just the right height, not so high it all looks like a big blur. I'm not so good with heights these days and even though there was a substantial fence at the edge and lots of room along the platform, I still felt unnecessarily wobbly.
The building itself has a lattice work of bricks which give some beautiful shapes, views and frames.
|Here's the restaurant|
|The stairs! Ha! It's such a shame as the wooden floors are covered in drips, I'm supposing people must be spilling drinks rather than the rain getting in.|
|Looking out of a lower window|
|Peeking through the bricks|
|Looking down the curvy staircase|
|and over the edge to the floor below|
|The old Boiler House is connected to the Switch House by a bridge - looking over to the Boiler House|
|Seating area around the edge of the Boiler House|
|It's all concretey, loads of space|
|Back to the Boiler House|
|Then of course, there are the Tanks, loads of small room full of exhibits, one had a circle of loudspeakers with the audience in the centre listening to a piece of music.|
|By the Tanks - look at that lovely curvy staircase.|