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.


Vogon Poet said...

Great view of a classic building with a background of skyscrapers. I have never been up there: you bet I'll go next time!

James said...

That is a really great view, and I love your pictures of the Naval College Chapel.
Very nice!

JM said...

Wow! This is a great view! Fantastic shot!

Tinsie said...

@ Vogon: You won't regret it :-)

@ James/JM: Thank you both!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you've suddenly become a great photographer!