Épater la Bourgeoisie
Since my previous thread popped its clogs thanks to Tinypic being disabled, I decided to start a new thread. However this one will feature photos from my travels in the UK as well. So let's go!
London Skyline from ArcelorMittal Orbit - the red sculpture thingy in Stratford designed by Anish Kapoor. In the foreground we can see the curious little hipster world of Hackney Wick, which is full of bars serving craft beers, cafes covered in graffiti as well as light industrial units and fancy flats. Beyond is the East End and City with its skyscrapers.
Canary Wharf from the same red thingy.
Canary Wharf with the O2 arena in the foreground (note the people on the roof) and the Heron Tower in the background. The tiny little houses on the rivers edge sit in Coldharbour - a narrow street which is "the sole remaining fragment of the old hamlet of Blackwall, and one of the last examples of the narrow streets which once characterised the river's perimeter". Apparently Nelson stayed at No.3 during a fleet refit.
Canary Wharf and the city - a wider view taken from the Emirates Cable Car.
Bow Creek in Canning Town. Did you know London had a lighthouse? No? Well now you do! It was built in 1864 by James Douglass and was used as a testing place for the network of lighthouses maintained by Trinity House. It sits surrounded by so called Container City - a group of studios and offices for the creatives.