Increasingly over the last number of months, I have been drawn to the Thames more and more. The last couple of months, I have had more time to explore the river and to take photos - often taking snapshots of what I see, but occasionally spending time along the river with one of my larger cameras.
What has struck me about the Thames is the number of iconic and dominant buildings along the river. Canary Wharf (left) stands tall in the East End – built on former docks. It dominates the skyline for miles around, and is a statement of money and the might of the financial industry.
It is interesting that Canary Wharf is built on former dockyards – the former economic engine of the UK, and London. What makes the photo for me in the left is the boats sitting on the Thames – which are a reminder of yesteryear, and a contrast to the steel and concrete of Canary Wharf.