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Tate Modern is such a disappointment

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Now that the euphoria of its opening is dissipating, it is interesting to read something I can identify with on the Tate Modern, sadly not from journalists, but in your readers' letters.

Tate Modern is a wonderful and overdue asset to London's cultural scene. But, sorry, Herzog & de Meuron, my experience of the building was not special.

On entering, I thought: how did they possibly manage to make one of the most magnificent volumes in London, second only probably to St Pauls, so impotent - so dreary? And also how useless! There are probably only 10 sculptures in the world that can hold their own in such a vast interior space - and nine of these are better in landscape.

Then, not being Lara Croft, I found negotiating a route to an art gallery from the Turbine Hall hard.

Eventually I found the celebrated staircase, which I can only describe as a real dog. After an hour or so of the ubiquitous fluorescent lighting I left with a migraine and a feeling of great disappointment.

Nicola Carvella, London SW3

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