The wonderful Barbican

I had a meeting yesterday at the Barbican in Plymouth. Here are a few photographs – it is a stunning place and well worth a visit if you are in the area. Much of the area survived the German bombings in World War 2 so is steeped in history and atmosphere.

Barbican 5Sutton Harbour

Barbican 1The Mayflower Steps

Barbican 2The ‘exact’ spot that the founding fathers left from in 1620 for America

Barbican 4Apparently the founding fathers stayed here the night before they left! It is still an active distillery today

Barbican 3The National Aquarium – complete with sculpture fish (or is it a prawn?)

Barbican 6The tide is out – the Citadel on the right, Mount Batten back left – the water directly in front is the Cattewater (where the River Plym meets the Sound. Plymouth Sound is in the middle of the picture before you reach the breakwater

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