Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Stairwell, Barbican Centre


Another London photo, this one taken in the Barbican Centre. Through the window you can see the installation 'I am so sorry. Goodbye, 2008' by Heather and Ivan Morison, a rather lovely wooden geodesic dome, part of the Radical Nature exhibition currently showing in the Barbican exhibition space.

I think you either love the Barbican complex or hate it - I love it. It was built in the late 1960s/early 1970's, a complex concrete modernist design of residential flats built around gardens, in the heart of the City of London, in an area that was badly bombed in WW2. The Barbican Arts Centre itself was opened rather later, in 1982. The complex is now Grade II listed, a site of special architectural interest.


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