After spending the day strolling East London, my friend B and I decided to head to the Barbican to check out Random International's Rain Room exhibit. In a nutshell, the Rain Room is a large space from whose ceiling a heavy downpour of "rain" falls. As you walk through the room, the rain strategically stops, crashing down everywhere except where you're standing.
The wait was horrendously long- about 2 hours, as forewarned on the website- but the exhibit is free and, for a few minutes, you get to feel like Moses parting the Red Sea. Apparently it works best if you're wearing lighter-colored clothing, but even with my dark wardrobe, I managed to circle around the room, flowers and all, without getting indecently wet. A strangely empowering experience. Now if only it worked that way in real life.
Enjoy the pictures (and video) after the jump!