Barbican

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The Barbican, London

micklegate bar ▴ york, north yorkshire, england

the city wall (gatehouse/bar) was constructed in the 12th century and updated in the 14th century. it was once the traditional ceremonial gate for monarchs entering the city. its name comes from the old norse mykla gata, meaning ‘great street’.