September 10, 2015

London Walks: The Business District

Moving to London last week was just one of many changes I went through lately. I had to do something to sort out my thoughts and since going out with a camera is one of the best things to relax, that’s what I did one midnight a few days ago.

I walked through the Isle of Dogs, an area east of the downtown mostly known for its business district: Canary Wharf – a place where some of the UK’s tallest buildings are.

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entering the city of concrete, glass and steel.

Reuters Plaza: A place almost brighter at midnight than at noon.

Reuters Plaza: A place almost brighter at midnight than at noon.

Behind the office district’s skyscrapers are residential towers.

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See the tarp to the left? That will be another high rise building soon. Although the district has a respectable size already, there are new projects everywhere. In just a couple of years it will be twice as large. Construction is booming here.

One of things I love about London is that they are proud of their industrial history. It seems like a logical thing to do: the whole world looks like we know it today because of the industrial revolution, which started here in the UK.

You can see reminders of heavy machinery all around the city, and the business district at the Isle of Dogs aren’t exception.

You can see reminders of heavy machinery all around the city, and the business district at the Isle of Dogs isn’t an exception.

This neighborhood used to be one of the busiest docks in the world, and so there can be seen many old container cranes like this.

This neighborhood used to be one of the busiest docks in the world, and so there can be seen many old container cranes like this.

Before walking back, I went by the Thames to see a skyline of the downtown; another London’s business district.

That is another London’s business district, in the downtown. Once I’ll take a walk through that one as well.

Once I’ll take a walk through that one as well.

This post is a part of the London Walks series.

Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Stories

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