A City of London Gardens & Green Spaces Walk, Pt. 1: the Barbican Lake Igloos and Waterfall
There are lots of green spaces dotted around the vast Barbican complex, but these eight interlinked islands, or "igloos" along with the concrete waterfall behind them, are very much in the Barbican's distinctive Brutalist-softened-with-curves-and-planting style. Access is for residents only, but you get a great view from the high walkway above. .
From @photolondonfair to @clerkenwelldesignweek. Join me this Wednesday for a talk about @magnumphotos & placemaking projects such as last year's London Live Lab with the @museumoflondon (for which this fab pic by @marktpower was taken). Details in signature. #livelab#documentaryphotography#barbican#clerkenwell
I like walking. It is a way of discovering my city. Yesterday I stumbled upon a series of walkways in the @cityoflondon that were reminiscent of the High Line in New York. These elevated walkways are known as pedways. They have been around since postwar times when the destruction in London allowed a new wave of transformations in city planning. They were recently revived by @cityoflondon as a way to manage pedestrian traffic and rejuvenate the area around the London Wall. I love the lines and curves that they offer up along with beautiful views of parts of the London Wall and the brutalist @barbican_city_of_london estate.