Wednesday, August 12, 2009
From Greenwich Park to the Docklands
This is the view from the top of Greenwich Park, next to the Royal Observatory. The square building with the colonnades is the Queen's House and right behind it you can see part of the Old Royal Naval College, where my friend Pamela's graduation ceremony took place.
On the other side of the river Thames you can see the Docklands, an area where the old docks were located, which has now been redeveloped for commercial and residential use. The building with the pyramid top is One Canada Square, aka Canary Wharf Tower, which I've shown you in a previous post. At 235 metres high, this is the tallest skyscraper in the UK.
I took this photo at 2 PM, so although it looks like dusk, it was actually the middle of a (not so sunny) day.