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05 October, 2014

THE BROKEN BUILDING

Take my Lightning but Don't Steal my Thunder








There's a broken building in the middle of Covent Garden at the moment.

It looks very real but it's actually an optical illusion called 'Take my Lightning but Don't Steal my Thunder' by an artist called Alex Chinneck.

I went down to Covent Garden on Friday to take a closer look at the artwork. Lots of people were milling around the structure, stopping to take photos on their phones and closely inspecting it.



It's such a clever piece because it blends in so well with the rest of the architecture around.

Take my Lightning but Don't Steal my Thunder

The top section of the building floats away from the bottom making it seem like something has pulled it apart. 

It's brilliantly placed since Covent Garden is well-known for its street performers/attention seekers and the work itself is very theatrical and striking.

Take my Lightning but Don't Steal my Thunder
SPOILER**That green cart is a counterweight keeping the whole structure together but this doesn't make it any less creative or ingenious!


Take my Lightning but Don't Steal my Thunder







'Take my Lightning but don't Don't steal my Thunder' will be up until the end of October so it's worth seeing it if you can.

Here are some articles about it -

Evening Standard 

Daily Mail

The Independent 

BBC News

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