Number 1 on my list regarding photo spots in London was the Greenwich Observatory. It was repeatedly recommended to me on Google + because of the view over the skyline of the modern financial district of Canary Wharf. Therefore we planned to capture the sunset and also take advantage of the blue hour. But when we arrived at the hill, we had to discover that the park is fenced and the opening times are not really photographer friendly.
So instead, we walked a bit along the riverside and have seen a bit more of Greenwich as planned. But that’s not a problem, it was a lovely evening, and we felt like being in a small town by the sea and not at all as being in the vast city of London. When the blue hour was over, we took the DLR to Canary Wharf – the first trip with an automatic metro for Daria since such a thing is not imaginable in Berlin.
Once at Heron Quays station, the colourfully illuminated bridge immediately caught our attention. Daria said it would be an excellent object for a photo, but I doubted that I could get the huge skyscrapers in my small viewfinder. However, my wide-angle lens did not decline the challenge. After that, we just had to wait for the right colour since – according to the female advice – pink is the best choice for the photo.