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Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

MOMA comes to Paris in this extraordinary new building, the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Designed by Frank Gehry, the building takes the form of a sailboat's sails inflated by the wind. These glass sails envelop the 'iceberg', a series of shapes with white, flowery terraces. I get the impression it is very much THE space in Paris right now, very hot. Enormous queues so definitely suggest purchasing tickets online if you are going. Artists in the current exhibition, Being Modern, MoMA in Paris which runs until 5 march, 2018 include Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Paul Cezanne, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Jasper Johns, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, Mies van der Rohe and many more.

St Stephen Waldbrook, City of London

Throughout the City of London, there are numerous small churches, but for me, nothing pulls a punch so much as St Stephen Waldbrook. Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666, it is widely believed that the central dome was the model for St Paul's Cathedral, just down the road. Once you enter, you are struck by the spaciousness, light and calm interior which is a complete surprise once as it most certainly doesn't look that big from the outside On the right just after you enter, look out for the very first Samaritans telephone. The Samaritans are a telephone helpline service designed to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk o

Bridget Riley at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington

Check out the murals by Bridget Riley on floors 8, 9 & 10 of the QEQM building at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London. The pink one, completed in 2014 takes its inspiration from a visit Riley made to Egypt and echo the fixed colour palettes and decorative style of architectural painting used by the ancient Egyptians. The other two murals on floor 8 & 9 were installed in 1987. With their saturated colours and flowing, rhythmic stripes, these murals are painted directly on to the hospital walls. Bridget Riley is one of the foremost exponents of Op art whose work can be found at Tate Modern

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