A London walk
A walk from Smithfield to the Barbican and Spitalfields
(Photos/words © urban75, 3rd February 2007)
Walking on from Smithfield Market, we headed over to Spitalfields for a coffee. Here's some pics from the journey.
Banksy artwork on Hayne Street.
And on the opposite side -another one!
Super-thin building (the tube railway runs below to the right).
Citypoint tower block. Built in in 1967 for British Petroleum, the 122m (399ft) structure was ortiginally known as Brittanic House.
An extensive refurbishment in 2000 saw the building being renamed CityPoint and it can now claim to be the City of London's largest commercial office building in terms of rentable floorspace.
The original design was going to have a whopping great fin stuck on the top, taking it to 203m (666ft) high, but the lan as booted out because of fears it would interfere with views of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Walking along Beech Street, an underpass below the Barbican linking Smithfield with Finsbury Square. Nice, eh?
Looking up from Beech Street.
Worringly looking set for demolition is this Georgian row of houses in Sun Street, EC2.
Another view, further east down Sun Street.
Bowler hatted doorman at 'The Brewery' in Chiswell Street, EC1, now a conference centre.
By the late 1700's The Brewery was the largest in the country, garnering visits from King George and Queen Charlotte in 1787.
Production stopped in 1976.
Hare and Bell sculpture by the Welsh artist Barry Flanagan at Broadgate.
Open air ice rink in the Broadgate Complex in the heart of the City of London.
Looking inside the 'Fulcrum' sculpture by the American artist, Richard Serra. We recognised his work from a visit to Dia:Beacon in uptown New York last year.
Liverpool Street station.
The fabulous Hawksmoor church at Spitalfields.
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