After Christmas I mentioned that I had been given a model of Shakespeare Tower, one of the high-rise blocks on the Barbican Estate.
I grew up on this estate, and this week I’ve had an opportunity to return. I’ve been attending a conference at the Barbican Centre - the Evangelical Ministry Assembly - and this morning I was able to get there early enough to have a wander around to see what has changed.
The estate itself is listed, so cannot change, but not even one of the surrounding office blocks was the same! It was amazing to see how much new development has taken place in the 28 years since I moved away, although I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, as that’s actually quite a long time!
Below is the real Shakespeare Tower, viewed from the lakeside terrace in front of the Barbican Centre. My steel model is here, for comparison.
Day 100 #100happydays: Capture. Write. Publish.
I can't leave it at 59,586 words, can I?!
An update on Aubrey and Daddy - a Hi success story perhaps?
Day 94 #100happydays: Men at work
Day 93 #100happydays: Final week
I will miss the elegance of this place
Day 92 #100happydays: Shiny
Day 89 #100happydays: Fast cars
Day 88 #100happydays: Brambling