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London Tate Modern & Shakespeare Globe

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Tate Modern stands at the heart of London, linked to St Paul's Cathedral by the new millennium footbridge. The building is a remarkable combination of the old and the new.

The original Bankside Power Station was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who was also the architect of Battersea Power Station, the Liverpool Anglican cathedral and the famous British red telephone box.

The building consists of a brick-clad steel structure, constructed from more than 4.2 million bricks. The height of the central chimney was limited to 325 feet (99 metres) in order to be lower than the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.

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Back on ground level - Millennium Bridge & St. Paul's :

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Although not at the original location, the Shakespeare Globe was designed according to the theatre specifications of the Elizabethan era.

Founded by the pioneering American actor/director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work, and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of education and performance.

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Visit my new London galleries! Links available from my website :

http://www.geocities.com/asiaglobe/gallery

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Wow! The Globe is really a neat building. I wonder what it was like back then watching the plays. I guess that it was their soccer and football game. Also, Millennium Bridge is really neat too.

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Nice! I like the Millennium Bridge. The Globe Theater is pretty interesting too. I had always imagined it to be bigger than that, though.

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