Saturday, 14 April 2012
Mr Blue Sky II
Looking back through my back catalogue of photos, I spotted another cloud shot, this time reflected in the HSBC building at Canary Wharf.
One Sunday back in May 2010, and on the spur of the moment, I decided to walk from my flat in Borough to Canary Wharf through Wapping and along the north bank of the Thames - one of my favourite walks.
Walking from dockside warehouses to high-rise skyscrapers is a real reminder of how London's wealth has changed; from turbulent seas to turbulent money markets.
As with The City, Canary Wharf is a spookily serene place on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There is virtually no-one about, apart from the odd dishevelled banker; empty buses trundle past.
I remain endlessly fascinated by skyscrapers, and remember enjoying being sheltered from the sun in their immense shadows.
And a big thank you to the window cleaners at HSBC for providing a shiny building. Carry on washing, guys.