Saturday, April 02, 2005

The 2nd loveliest shopping centre ever.

It's been a good few years since I last took a trip down to the Docklands area. With my new found addiction for Flickr and all things photo like, Barnaby and I both decided that with the weather being as nice as it was today, that we should go and take a trip to Canary Wharf and take some nice pics of the skyscrapers. However, having arrived and parked in the wonderful underground roundabout we emerged into another world, a world of underground shopping malls. Now I recall this from my last visit as nothing more than a couple of banks, a newsagents and several coffee shops. It's changed into a complete shopping centre, somehow linking all the skyscrapers underground. If you ever find yourself in this area then it's certainly worth a visit.
We took some escalaters upwards towards the daylight to emerge in yet another world. A world inhabited by monolithic buildings and little squares of greenery with "Keep off the grass" signs.

We were very suprised at the number of people out and about, considering that this little city is so much of a Monday to Friday business arena, but we soon got into the swing of things, strutting around Waitrose with our trolleys (how many other supermarkets have a section devoted to 'Bird food'?), checking out the local talent, and there's certainly a lot of local talent around here judging by the number of single men, no doubt city traders with nothing else to do.
We took a wander around for a bit, some of the area is actually quite surreal, including entrance foyers with strange music playing from the flowerpots!!! There's a full selection of pics here if you care to click (Barnaby's pics are here) as well as the little animation thing playing above.
No doubt I shall be back again soon, if only for a trip to the nice Waitrose to sample some lovely fresh fruit, and sushi, and bread, and men and .........

By the way, if you're wondering why this is the 2nd loveliest shopping centre ever, then that's because the loveliest is Bluewater!

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