Sunday, January 24, 2010

The O2 by night


Last Sunday we visited the O2 for the first time. Previously known as the Millennium Dome, this interesting-looking structure houses a concert arena, music club, cinema, exhibition space, piazzas, restaurants and cafes.

It is located on Greenwich Peninsula, SE London, and was built in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium. It's circular, 365 m in diameter - one metre for each day of the year - and the largest dome of its type in the world.

We travelled by boat along the Thames. I took this photo just as our boat slowed down to approach the pier at O2.

8 comments:

JM said...

Great night shot of the Millennium Dome! I've never been inside... maybe next time I go to London and I hope it will be soon! :-)

Tinsie said...

Watch out for my next post ;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Very good. I wouldn't mind enlarging this one even more.

Tinsie said...

I've replaced the image with a slightly larger one (800 pixels instead of 640). If I go any larger, the lack of sharpness will be too obvious ;-)

VP said...

How I missed this post? I didn't understan from where you took this shot until the last sentence.
A great image with an awesome reflection.

Tinsie said...

Thank you! I took quite a few photos from the boat, but most of them are blurred. This one's my favourite, not just because it's relatively sharp, but also because it's the only one with a clear orange reflection amongst the sea (excuse the pun) of blue and white.

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

Lovely image - great reflections!
Gena @ thinkin aloud

exposemaximum said...

i liked this reflection shot