Title: The Goldsmiths
Location: Barbican, London
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: I walked to work through the Barbican Centre this morning and took one of my usual routes. But I looked around a bit more than usual and spotted this frieze near the entrance on Fann Street. There was another plaque nearby which provided some history:
This frieze was removed from numbers 53 and 54 Barbican when it was demolished in 1962 and re-erected by the Corporation of London in 1975. Numbers 53 and 54 Barbican were the premises of W Bryer & Sons Gold Refiners and Assayers whose trade is depicted in the frieze. The building was one of the few who which survived when the area was largely destroyed by incendiary bombs in December 1940.