Canary Wharf – A different point of view

I do like city scapes. The trouble with most cities is that once you are in among the buildings, there isn’t a lot of room for the ‘scape’ part. But Docklands and the surrounding areas does provide some great open spaces to photograph wider vistas.

I took this first shot from the DLR platform at Canning Town Station. I wanted to capture the morning mist that sometimes surrounds Canary Wharf. And I waited to capture the red of the DLR train standing out against the misty grey.

The two photos below are of Royal Victoria Dock at sunset. In the first, a plane is coming in to land at City Airport. You can see Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome – now known as the O2 Arena – in the background.

Royal Victoria Dock at sunset with Canary Wharf in the background and a plane coming into City Airport

In this photo below, you can also see Millennium Mill (or is it Mills?) on the left and the Excel Centre on the right. The Excel Centre was part of the regeneration of the old London docks while the mill is part of the history of the docks and is now derelict.

Royal Victoria Dock at sunset with Canary Wharf and Millennium Mills in the background

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