IMG 6662 - That new gallery across London's 'river'

I took a walk through Hyde Park today past the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery to take sum pics. This is the gallery that will be found across the ‘river,’ on the other side of the Serpentine bridge, from the main gallery.
The ‘Serpentine River’ was of course discussed in the blog I did yesterday.
IMG 6716 - That new gallery across London's 'river'
A view of the gallery’s main frontage as staff prepare for it’s official opening.
IMG 6662 - That new gallery across London's 'river'
The Sackler’s Gallery futuristic new cafe/restaurant, designed by Zaha Hadid
The new gallery is actually a gunpowder store that was built in the early 1800’s – when there was still a river flowing through Hyde park! The conversion into a new art gallery for London came at a cost £14.5 million.
Hadid’s futuristic curvy roof sited alongside a ‘river’ (see Did someone actually mention the ‘Serpentine River?’) is the second such example in London. Her iconic structure alongside the Waterworks River in East London, the Aquatics Centre, was built for the 2012 Olympics.
Related articles re the opening of the new gallery:
Nice curves: an exclusive first look at The Serpentine’s new Sackler space (London Standard)
The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery: A modern classic takes shape (Independent)
Tonight’s (Tuesday’s) opening of the gallery:
Birds of a feather: Pippa Middleton shows her plumage in feathered dress as she parties with Jemima Khan (Daily Mail)
(Apologies for giving a link to an article apparently based around the life of Ms Middleton, but the main part of the article is essentially about the gallery’s opening! Is no-one is actually interested in the gallery itself as a venue worthy of some news??)
Actually if one does a search at Getty Images there are oodles of images showing other people than Ms Middleton. These include the Mayor of London, Jemima Khan, George Osborne, Michael Bloomberg, Roman Abramovich, Zaha Hadid, Antony Gormley and Theresa Sackler.
The Gallery itself opens to the public this Saturday (28 September) with Adrián Villar Rojas’ ‘Today We Reboot The Planet’ until 10 November 2013.
Here’s one review of Rojas’ exhibition ahead of the opening this Saturday.

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