I am going to break into posting on Portugal to tell you why I have been so slow.
I have been working really hard to put together a collection of photographs on the theme of Canary Wharf, aka West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs in London. I have tried to present an historical aspect of the area, life today, a series of water reflections, and the flora and fauna and it has been really difficult to create a series which ‘belongs’ together. Here is a taste! Robert Milligan was a wealthy merchant who formed a consortium to build the West India Docks (which opened in 1802) because they were frustrated by the inefficiencies of the existing loading and offloading procedures. The group had a monopoly on trade from the West Indies and made vast sums of money.
Today Canary Wharf is a second ‘city’, continuing to trade but also a fast-growing residential area with schools, shops, and green spaces.
I love playing with the reflections in the docks!
The swans, coots, Canada Geese, and crested grebes breed in the waters every year and one can spend many happy hours watching them or walking in the gardens or Roof Garden above the Crossrail Station.
I hope that the exhibition will surprise people – do visit if you are in Suffolk on 28 April!