Saturday, June 05, 2010

Barbican gardens

I have never showed you were I live. We live in an apartment in the middle of the City, which is... a bit like living in the middle of... I don't know Wall Street, more or less, it's the financial district in London, where banks and major corporations are. It's handy because nor me or my boyfriend have to commute very long. It's a residential area in the middle of concrete, the Barbican was built between the end of the 1950's and the 1970's, some people hate it (concrete anyone?) some love it (because of the supposed design+the way the apartments were built). Anyway, among all those blocks of apartments there are... gardens, and a lake, and flowers, very very well kept and only for residents. A small oasis in the middle of the City. I love it, it's central, love the way the apartment is set up and the amenities. Plus there is one of the biggest art centers in Europe. These are from these morning, glorious morning, gorgeous warm weather. 
How is your weekend going so far?





26 comments:

  1. Um. Can I be super jealous right now?! Because I AM! Gorgeous!!!

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  2. So gorgeous, lucky you! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xo

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  3. Oh, so gorgeous! I had always heard that the City was very sterile, clearly that is not the case! Love this post Helena, I love seeing more about my favorite bloggers!

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  4. Am unfamiliar with Barbican Gardens though I spent so many years in London, but I never ventured too far out of Chelsea. Charming building, the flowers are very pretty. Happy Saturday;-)

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  5. gorgeous pictures :)
    I hope your having a wonderful weekend!

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  6. it's a lovely place! it is good to be in the center of the city and still have some green around you :)
    xoxo

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  7. Helena, exactly what we all need, an oasis. I love city life!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  8. I want to be there RIGHT NOW please!

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  9. so cool...thanks for sharing that!

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  10. What a lovely little community you live in! Have a great weekend!

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  11. oh i love it! what a perfect place to live when you're a young couple!

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  12. Oh it's lovely Helena! I live in a residential area too in NYC. It sits back from the main streets of the city. My view is of downtown manhattan & looks upon a park and a playground where people play hockey. It's a really lovely area with parks and fountains and the like. Sounds like you live in a wonderful community as well. Thanks for sharing it with us sweetie!

    Hope you're having a great weekend! xoxo

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  13. Ohhh, now I can picture you blogging in London! These gardens are so gorgeous!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful! I have always wanted to see the gardens at the barbican..but haven't yet! The barbican is a great hub for the arts - I love it there! Lucky you!

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  15. Que buen paseito que me daría por allí...
    Muy bonita la foto desde detrás de la cascada.
    Besitosss :)

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  16. I sort of love and sort of hate the Barbican, can't make up my mind. Your photos are lush, though!

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  17. Cada día me gusta más este blog, aunque a diario no comente en él, pero está lleno de encanto y buen saber.
    Te puedo felicitar de nuevo? ENHORABUENA =)

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  18. Well, I have to say I love it, thanks for sharing looking forward to poping back soon! Sharon xx

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  19. I love these photos, especially the water falling!

    xoxo Laura

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  20. LOVE learning more about you, you should post these kinds of things every week :) These pictures are fantastic!! I would adore living here!! Happy Weekned Helena! XO

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  21. I'd love a garden that was very well kept and maintained (not by me). :) Thanks for sharing!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  22. Que maravilla,justo lo que necesitamos en estos días tan calurosos de Madrid.

    Un abrazo,

    Cecilia

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  23. I prefer living in the city as well, I find it very handy and close to the shops I like visiting. Some might have not like it and would prefer to live in a county, guess it'll all down to one's preference. Think I'm a city girl with all my heart :)

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  24. Love it!! sounds like a great place to live!! Tus fotos cada dia me gustan mas...super artisticas!!

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