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The Rain RoomThe Barbican centre is one of many
gems in the heart of the city of London. From plays to orchestras to art exhibits, it's a great place to keep your eye on....you never know what's going to pop up! That being said, the Rain Room is certainly one of the most interesting experiences that you'll ever have in a museum. After waiting in a surprisingly quick line, you are eventually waved through to a dark hallway. Walking through the hallway one hears the familiar sound of rain pattering in the distance, an altogether disorienting feeling of natural impossibilities. The exhibit itself is surreal in definition: a darkly lit room illuminated only by a blinding spotlight, a steady shower of rain falling from the ceiling all around you as you stand with your arms outstretched...the fulfillment of the dream to be in the rain with the comfort of staying dry. Yes, dry. That is the intrigue of the exhibit, the impossibility of defying the laws of nature. It's real water falling (there's a faint mist that touches you just barely if you venture to close to the sides) but you and your camera can stand comfortably without the fear of getting wet. It might not seem spectacular or fantastical when compared to the grand hullabaloo of London, but it's a phenomenon all the same.