Sunday, January 5, 2014

Canary Wharf


A trip to Canary Wharf on the far east side of London can feel like you've left England completely.  Once the primary harbor for the Port of London, this area has been transformed into a modern business and shopping complex complete with luxury hotels and apartments.  You can get there on the Jubilee Line of the London underground and arrive at station that is straight out of an episode of "Doctor Who" as evidenced by the photo above.


When you take those escalators to the top, you will find yourself  surrounded by ultra-modern skyscrapers and briefcase carrying commuters heading to and from work.













There are skyscrapers in every direction you look and hovering over the arched entrance to the underground station and the park area that runs behind it.













In the center of the area and over the top of the underground station is a beautifully landscaped park complete with a long fountain-stream running through the center with pedestrian paths on both sides.














Along one of the paths is the entrance to Jubilee Place, an underground shopping mall that would rival any mall you would find in any American city.

Inside you will find everything a super mall has to offer, department stores, groceries, jewelry, galleries, drug stores, restaurants and trendy pubs.














When you are ready to head back to the historic city of London you can either take the Docklands light rail line that runs above ground or…..












…..you can go back down those futuristic escalators to the underground station and have the Jubilee Line whisk you back to the heart of London.  You might feel as though you've somehow been transported in a time machine.  Did I happen into a TARDIS without knowing it?

7 comments:

Mersad said...

Even though this part of the city is ultra modern, it doesn't feel alien like. On the contrary it's very inviting and full of things to discover. Love your images too. You captured everything perfectly!

Judy said...

You have given us a beautiful set of pictures to explore.

Lowell said...

That is a stunning place. I'll bet one could spend a week looking around the complex. Amazing! Love those escalators!

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

Sensational report and pictures, Sharon.

Randy said...

Love that first shot.

Thérèse said...

Your first picture is such an incredible pic! I had so much fun reading your post while looking at your pictures, one can really have a feel for it. Bye bye with the last picture...

JM said...

The top composition is fabulous, a truly SciFi image. Great post.