The names themselves tell you that there was once more to this area than financial and legal institutions. But what struck me today was the layers of building history. I walked between tall modern buildings to step out onto Fetter Lane to see this
|Kings College University - Maughan Library|
Which was opposite this
|15 Fetter Lane, EC4|
And near this
|London News Agency building, Fleet Street|
New and old were cheek by jowl in the City. Layer upon Layer of office building from Victorian times until now. And it is changing all the time.
Once I started looking, I could see the old and the new everywhere. But perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was seeing this office building on Farringdon Road.
When I was a child it was shiny and new with cutting edge modern art lining the walls. A building that stuck in my mind as we drove past on the way to Leather Lane or Chapel Market on a Sunday morning. Now it is boarded up and quiet - perhaps awaiting it's fate?
So much has changed or is changing I'm going back sometime soon with my camera to really look at our architectural heritage and capture a bit of my past before it disappears. And I may, if it's open on a weekend, stop here for lunch again.