Tate Modern

If there is something you really don’t want to do – never give your partner free reign in picking activities. It is not just that I don’t really care for modern art, it is rather that I detest most of which passes for art in several of the schools of painting. It is not art to me, it is ugly and needs explanation.

‘Fraid I have always been of the opinion that if a painted work, or a sculpture needs a long, written explanation of what it is; of what the artist intended, then it isn’t art. Art should be able to stand on its own, to convey a message with in the medium that is being used. Each of us is free to add our own experiences to the interpretation.

And then there is the Tate Modern. Expensive exhibits of “art” that I wish I had not seen.

Now, I liked the setting


and all of the bridges and signs


and there was one interesting hanging in the free section (as well as a modern film clip with Ants moving Confetti)


But for the rest of it


we had a nice lunch, an interesting walk and a comfortable train ride back to Camberley chatting with a couple from Reading who had made a day of it in London complete with their 14 year-old daughter and her 3 best friends. Brave, that.


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