The Barbican 

 

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southbank
Caracalla Baths
September 2017

Some upgrading of the flat has been proceeding, new fitted wardrobes in the study and second bedroom,replacement doors where they have passed their sell-by date and better cupboard hinges.

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. Also he has been to Ireland for breaks, and was taken to Sligo to see W B Yeats country and his gravestone. In Kerry the weather was mainly wet, but a walk was possible on Derrynane beach.
He has published both parts of his history of the NHS, available for sale at www.nhshistory.net


marrina and matteo
 Yests gravestoneBeach near Sneem
 

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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