Friday, November 07, 2008

Modern art/architecture at The O2

The O2 exhibition center is an odd looking building. It's on the Thames River near an industrial wharf area. Its design reminds me of the large piles of salt covered with tarps at the wharfs back home in Providence with the additional oddity that someone left some "crane seeds" in the pile and these yellow cranes sprouted up. Yes, that description makes little sense, but check out the photo and you might have a better idea of what I'm trying to describe:

The structure is HUGE and underneath that tarp are a bunch of buildings housing restaurants, a concert center, an exhibition hall, several movie theaters, etc. etc.

At the landing for the catamaran ferry, there were several modern art sculptures. I found this one particularly cool:

Here's a closer-up view of crane seedlings sprouting out of the roof of the tarp dome.