Another blonde moment: I signed up for one of the photographic meet up groups to go and explore the Motorexpo, which takes place this weekend in Canary Wharf, but I completely missed the information that the meeting time was 11:00, not 11:45. So, I missed it, which turned out not to be such a bad thing. I just took my camera and went for a wander.
Canary Wharf is the financial district of London, located in the eastern part of the city. Here is where the magic happens: big corporations, such as Citi Bank and HSBC, make big bucks - bigger than you and I will make in our entire lifetime.
The area consists of glass buildings, which during a sunny day, when the sky is blue, shine and reflect the surroundings around them. There are restaurants, bars, cafes, and a shopping mall - everything what a busy businessman needs during a working day.
|One of the main buildings you will see when you come out of the station|
|There is a lovely walkway around the river, with bars and cafes to stop for a pint|
Personally I prefer parks and green spaces, but I must admit that Canary Wharf is one of my favourite locations to photograph. I love the shiny glass and concrete, which in this case are mixed together in a perfect harmony.
|There is a lot of glass in Canary Wharf|
|Canary Wharf station|
This weekend the area hosted one of the most prestigious cars exhibitions - Motorexpo. There were vehicles for a normal citizen, like BMW, Volvo, and Audi, but the most interest caught the ones which usually are only available for those a little bit more lucky in life. Ferraris were all polished and shiny, standing next to Maseratis and Aston Martins.
|Nice bum :)|
There was also something for the youngest ones.
|A miniature of London with a mobile control car|
|Kids need to have fun, too|
I'm not such a big fan of fast cars and I tried to capture some of the details, but I got bored and tired, so made my way to take some sneaky photos of the people around.
- Canary Wharf is located in East London
- You can get there by taking the Jubilee Line or an overground train
- During the week the area is full of people. During weekends and bank holidays it is deserted and can be a really nice place to relax and enjoy the river
- Photographing using tripod is prohibited.