London: "Policeman at the Barbican Building Site"
Paolo Tich was born in 1924 in Fiume, an independent city in the Adriatic's Kvarner Gulf. That year, Fiume was annexed to Italy where it remained until the end of World War II. Fiume is now called Rijeka and is in Croatia... More »
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The building site that became the Barbican complex. Seen here in the early 1970's the Barbican was built in stages on an area heavily bomb damaged during the Second World War. But the site is almost as old as London itself - Romans built here to protect their new settlement by the river.