On a cold Tuesday morning, I decided to have a short photography trip focussed specifically around the Barbican Estate, considered to be a prominent example of Brutalist Architecture. Defining features are the gardens, water features, and plants that adorn all sides of the buildings.
The Estate itself provided some great opportunities thanks to the harsh concrete aesthetic and strong geometric structure. But I was able to capitalise on some of the buildings surrounding the Estate to form a broader collection of photos.
This photo showcases a section of the City of London Pedway, a scheme to have raised walkways throughout sections of the City which pedestrians could use. Ultimately the scheme was a failure and mothballed.
The next two photos are from the water feature sections at the Barbican Estate.
The Estate is well known for the many plants that hang around its walls and grounds, providing a counter to the harsh Brutalist concrete aesthetic.
Despite being a cold day, it was quite fruitful for photos. The Barbican Estate has a lot more to offer than just the above and if I want to experiment with light and shadow photography in the future, this would be the place to visit.
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