Jul 15, 2010

Around the Barbican

The very ancient lives quite snugly with the very modern in this area. Here, around the ruins of the old London Wall (Roman wall) and a 14th century church that was bombed during WWII, modern buildings have sprung up.

Below is a juxtaposition I don't see often. The remains of London's Roman wall, a pond with Water Lily pads, and St Giles Cripplegate Church, (where John Milton is buried and Oliver Cromwell got married) flanked by two concrete high-rises.
Roman wall, pond, and church flanked by concrete towers
Below is a reflection off an office window with a seagull soaring in the corner for good effect.
St Giles Cripplegate Church
Below are some very posh and mod apartments.
Andrewes House overlooking the pond
Close up of Andrewes House, which is one of a number of apartment buildings that overlooks the gardens, fountain, moat and pond near the Barbican Arts Centre (Europe's largest performing arts venue).
Andrewes House overlooking the pond
The decor through this window is so classic English, it belongs in a magazine.

All photography by Shehani Kay


Ralph said...

This is definitely a side of London we haven't seen much. All we get to read about are the castles and such, right?

This is a good article, if you're free, maybe you would be interested to pop in our World Wide Travel Blog Party. You can bring your blogger friends, the more the merrier!

Vakantiehuizen Verhuur said...

Nothing better than the UK. Its lovely decors and sites !

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