The Barbican 


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January 2018
I spent Christmas in Ireland - very warm and comfortable although wet - but the sun shone on the alst day with snow on the hills.
Met up with son John and his new fiancee Mandy for supper, before going to the English National Opera to see The Barber of Seville.
The Lord Mayor's Show ended with fireworks in the evening, and a good view from the balcony. New Years Day was also spectacular.

Geoffrey has been to Italy to stay in Rome with Marina and Matteo, and visited the Baths of Carracala by night, and had interesting meals including Bream cooked in salt, and lobster. In London Christmas the Barbers' Company has had its Carol Concert, and we have had snow!
He has published both parts of his history of the NHS, available for sale at

carol service
 KerryNew Year

This site is about

The Barbican, the Barbican Centre and the neighbourhood facilities, is now Grade II listed.  It is about 50 years since the first ideas were proposed to develop the bomb-damaged site.  The 12.5 million face-lift to the public areas has been completed, but changes continue, with the opening of flats in Frobisher Court, development of the Heron Tower on the site of the old fire station, and the movement of two cinemas.

  • The views from the towers are great and from the balcony one can see a panorama  including St. Paul's and new office buildings as well as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.  Within walking distance are modern office buildings by virtually all of the finest architects of the day.  The newest building to appear is the skeleton of the Shard.

  • Cityscape

  • The Barbican flat

    KitchenLiving roomguest bedroom  
    the interior of the Barbican flat
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