Architecture and reflections in Canary Wharf, a major business centre in London, England
Canary Wharf is located in Tower Hamlets and, along with the City of London is one of London’s two main financial centres. The architecture is amazing (tall, modern skyscrapers, curved glass and steel which oddly enough makes me think of Gotham City) and the area has a dynamic feel to it. The 2nd tallest building in the UK (the Shard is the tallest) is in Canary Wharf – it is called One Canada Square. We were there on a Friday evening in September and it felt electric. This photograph I actually got as evening fell – I was entranced by reflections of the building in the glass and the colours brought out by the setting sun. I initially wanted to photograph the entire length of both buildings, however, given the fast-fading light and the height of the buildings and my position at the time I thought it would be more interesting to frame this shot so that one building reflected on the other and focus in on the detail for a more powerful reflection image. For what was a split second decision I was very pleased with the result! I think this will be a large canvas print. More than 100,000 people currently work in Canary Wharf. That number is set to double when Crossrail opens in 2018. I find this area uniquely interesting because I remember when it was the old London Docklands. Talk about urban transformation.