VISITORS to Tower Bridge can enjoy a round-the-world tour of the âCities of the Modern Gamesâ, a fascinating exhibition of photographs of the host cities. Featuring 26 colourful cityscapes, this show will appeal to all the family and runs from 2 May-30 Sept 2012.
Online PR News – 16-April-2012 – London, UK – Exhibition Highlights:
â˘ âCities of the Modern Gamesâ exhibition features 26 large-scale (117cm x 82cm)
full-colour images of all past host cities of the Modern Games, from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 1996. The worldâs most famous cities take centre stage in this display of superb photography, which includes stunning views of the Champs-ElysĂŠes in Paris and Red Square in Moscow by night, the iconic Sydney Opera House from the air and the imposing sight of Mount Fuji near Tokyo.
â˘ Glorious cityscapes of all past host cities. These include: Athens, Paris, St. Louis, London, Stockholm, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Berlin, Helsinki, Melbourne, Rome, Tokyo, Mexico City, Munich, Montreal, Moscow, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing.
â˘ Fun facts and figures to be discovered about the Modern Games and the host cities. For example, did you know that Amsterdam is also called the Venice of the North? Or that Melbourne is home to the worldâs largest Greek population outside Greece? Or that Henry Pearce won gold in rowing at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam despite slowing down to allow a family of ducks to swim past him!
â˘ Internationally accessible. All the information about the photographs is available in French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
â˘ Horace Bear childrenâs competition for younger visitors. Named after the Bridgeâs architect, Horace Jones, Tower Bridgeâs delightful new childrenâs character makes his debut at the âCities of the Modern Gamesâ exhibition. On arrival, children will receive a Horace Bear Scorecard and then they can hunt for free stickers that are hidden in locations along the exhibition, answer a fun fact quiz and try their hand at Tower Quoits and Bascule Hoopla. At the Finishing Line, they hand in their Scorecard and depending on their score they will receive a gold, silver or bronze chocolate coin. So everyoneâs a winner!
Tower Bridge Exhibition is open every dayÂš from 10.00am to 6.30pm (April-Sept) and 9.30am to 5.30pm (Oct-March) with last admission half an hour before closing. Admission prices for Tower Bridge are adults ÂŁ8, children aged 5-15 ÂŁ3.40, under 5s free and concessions ÂŁ5.60. More information on family and group tickets can be found at www.towerbridge.org.uk.
Âš Except 24-26 December; open from 12 noon on 1 January
Â˛ Except 24-26 December and 1 January
Notes to Editors:
âCities of the Modern Gamesâ exhibition replaces the London in Black & White exhibition which has been taking Tower Bridge visitors on a pictorial journey of London through rare black-and-white images in the West Walkway for the past year.