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a concrete jungle that is appreciated by the people that live here. Barbican opened in 1969 and it may have been derided then as another famous example of Brutalist architecture, the Southbank complex. The Southbank Centre is now a much loved area though it is one of London's cultural centres comprising the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre of Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. Unlike some unloved and ugly estates around London the Barbican is a very well cared for and sought after area to live. The benefit of having the Barbican Centre of Arts does help make this concrete jungle a little more exclusive than say Aylesbury estate which I lived on back in the 1970's

Barbican balconies overflowing with love and care

This image is one of thirty three London photos selected for the month of OCTOBER 2015

 photo by michael crossley (Peckham - Paris - New York)