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When you think about England, you directly think about the royal family, luxurious black cabs, red buses, world class culinary and theater scene and maybe even Adele. Popular places of England that vacationers always find fun things to do and top attractions to visit.
It never gets cliché. It is actually the diamond of the crown when in comes to London skyline. It is one of the most cherished architecture icons. the cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London. It is located on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of London. It is a master piece of Christopher Wren and it ensures that Londoners can catch its dome from certain point in the city.
Wren was inspired by Paris architecture and St Peter’s cathedral dome in Rome which is ground breaking to London. It was built as part of the reconstruction of London after the wild fires.
It’s a contemporary sculpture that stands on a 60 feet high on a hillside just south of Gatesheas. It is a masterpiece by Antony Gromley. It is quite a recent landmark constructed between 1994 and 1998.
The artist explains that the angel is a symbol of 3 things: it is to signify that beneath the site of construction coal miners worked for two centuries; to grasp the transition from an industrial to an information age; and to serve as a focus for the evolution bones and fears.
The angel of the north is a poster child for public art. Even though Gormley himself criticized the project, the angel worked its way to people’s heart. It has a symbol: it is a tribute to the north and to the awe-inspiring quality of art.
It is an open air museum that spread for more than 500 acres across fields, hills, woodland and lakes. It has sculptures from Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor.
The park was an idea of Peter Murray who proposed to have sitting sculpture in the estate. It has become an opportunity to artists to explore sculptural issues in the open air. Over 40 years later, this park continues to be the champion of modern and contemporary art.
This manor was the retreat od William Morris. He found it as the loveliest haunt of ancient peace as he described it.
Rosetti lived in the house before the Morrises took full ownership and it.
William Morris found the house as a work of true craftsmanship,. He loved its unspoilt and unaltered aspect. The manor is in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside. He considered it so natural in its setting as to be almost organic, it looked to him as if it had "grown up out of the soil".
Kelmscott has beautiful gardens, barns, a meadow and stream. It is the source of inspiration of Morris designs and writings. It is this building and its surroundings that helped Morris get the idea on conservation for both the built and natural environments. This led to him founding of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings.
The Tate modern reside in the former Bankside power station. It is designed by Sir Giles Scott and built between 1940 and 1960. After the closing of the power station, the building was at risk of being destructed. However, a campaign was led to preserve it.
Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron a 134-million-pound conversion. It was done in the year 2000. The Tate modern is the second most visited attraction in the country.
Many visitors considers the Tate Modern as the English art dynamic part It also embodies that shift from an industrial river frontage to an energetic cultural one.
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