Wednesday, 20 April 2016

London Through My Lens | Barbican

The Barbican is a little like Marmite; 
you either love it or hate it.
I fall somewhere between the two.   
The architecture is often described as brutal,
which, when compared to other areas of London, is a fair assessment.
The Brainy One has a friend from university days who lives here.
In the penthouse of one of the tower blocks, no less.
A number of years ago, I had the opportunity for a good look around the apartment.
There were visible gaps around the window frames, I swear,
 where the concrete was crumbling away.
The Barbican isn't for me, but it has its devotees.

This post ties in with Helena's Snap theme for 2016:
three or more linked images.

11 comments:

debs14 said...

It's not for me either! Interesting to look round but not a place I'd rush to go back to. I can't imagine living there!

helena said...

a Univeristy friend of mine lived there a few years back and I couldn't see the attraction - other than location

Patio Postcards said...

Very interesting SNAP collection. I think I will fall in with the group of not being a fan although the penhouse round top windows does attempt at giving the building some soul.

Sian said...

I'd be really interested in a look round. Not sure what I think of it.

alexa said...

Splendid photos, Ruth. I enjoyed a visit to it, and liked the concept of a place where people could live in the middle of the arts - but the reality could clearly be different!

marshaleith said...

It looks nice on a sunny day..but I bet it can be really drab under other circumstances...

Karen said...

I knew nothing about this until today, but it's nothing that interests me from the looks of it.

Liz said...

It all looks a bit "Tatty" to me. But then what do I know about architecture? xx

bettyl-NZ said...

I realize how much I am removed from 'city life' when I see your photos. I know cities have a lot to offer and often forget that.

Maggie said...

I think it is a sign of architecture of it's time. Although I live in the country I do find walking around London and other big cities fascinating. I love to look at the architecture as long as I don't have to share the pavement wit too many people! Mind you I lived in London for 6 years and would jostle through the crowds with everyone else then!

Missus Wookie said...

I have Ffriends who live or have lived there. Always interesting, I like it, we've spent many hours sitting, chatting and watching the ducks.

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