Sunday, November 26, 2017

THE BARBICAN

One of my favourite buildings to photograph is the Barbican Estate in London. I've shared photos of it numerous times but I do love the mixed-use Brutalist estate with the residential flats, arts space and conservatory (which I'm still yet to visit). There's just something about the concrete estate with its ponds, pathways, curves and corners which make it such a fascinating part of the city. Even though it's in the heart of London, it manages to be a a really serene space. Maybe I'm a bit of a romantic but I have the same love for this architecture as I do for a good castle ruin!
On a recent visit to Barbican, I made sure to bring my camera along to take some proper photos and attempt to capture some of the shapes and shadows. However, I made the ultimate blogging faux pas recently and deleted the images before I managed to upload them. I still can't believe I managed to do that but thankfully, I am such a huge fan of the estate that I took a bunch of photos on my phone. One day, I'll manage to get some hi res images of the space...

The Barbican is one of my favourite spaces for exhibitions. It features a large double height atrium space, corridors and smaller interlinking spaces which really allow the curators to take the viewer on a journey. When I saw that there would be a huge Basquiat exhibition taking place, I booked my tickets, grabbed an art-loving friend and hopped on the train to London. I've never seen Basquiat's work in real life before and had only ever come across his work in books during my Art History days, so I couldn't wait to visit. He was a smart and intriguing character and I would thoroughly recommend Basquiat - Boom for Real at the Barbican before it ends on January 28th. It's a 'blockbuster' exhibition and one of the busiest ones I've been to, so definitely pre-book your tickets!

Jacket - Weekday | Top - Play by Commes des Garçons | Skirt - Urban Outfitters | Shoes - Adidas Stan Smiths 
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