The Barbican 


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St Pauls
June 2017

The weather is bleak, as in this view of Shakespeare Tower, from Tate Modern. Some upgrading of the flat has been proceeding, new fitted wardrobes in the study and second bedroom and replacement doors where they have passed their sell-by date.

Geoffrey was invited to Ireland for a break, and was taken to Sligo to see W B Yeats country and his gravestone. And again to the Literary Writers' Festival at Listowel, a fascinating combination of writing, singing, literary walks and drama.
He has published both parts of his history of the NHS, available for sale at

Yests gravestone Listowel river

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 bedroomMain bedroom  
    the interior of the Barbican flat
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