The Serpentine Pavillion
When I find somewhere that inspires me, I just want to keep going back. I truly love places that keep me wanting more. We must have visited this spectacular masterpiece what feels like more than a thousand times this summer and we have never tired of it yet. It's such an instagramable outdoor art piece, I have to stop myself at times.
This magnificent pavillion is very neatly tucked away behind the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. From the Baywater side it could almost be missed. Perhaps that is the idea, to be totally shocked by the unexpected.
You may wonder what we find ourselves doing at The Pavillion almost every day?! It would be rude not to absorb, take in and admire the stunning work, and, we tuck into delicious goodies from Fortnums; Mason who have little snack stalls, vintage looking ice cream vans and drinks vans dotted around the showpiece. I usually sip coffee if it's early in the morning and indulge in ice cream if it's past midday. We lay out on the grassed area or at the Fortnums and Mason brand coloured outdoor tables and relax, chat and soak a little British sun.
The space is so stimulating for children, Gabriella always wants to go to 'the rainbow tunnel' as she has named it. She's a little creative person which I love to see blossom. Places and exhibitions like this are so important to them at this age. It shapes and helps to develop their creativity and imagination. Don't you just love the vast amount of backdrops this one art piece offers. Every photo is so different and the exact same position can give a totally different look defendant on the sun and the time of day. It's a photographers heaven.
How bare will this space feel once it's time for it to move on? I hope this space continues to be used creatively like this. Oh, and Fortnums, what will I do without a little bit of you when you are no longer ten minutes travel from home?